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Rutherford B., Who Was He?

Poems About Our Presidents

Marilyn Singer, John Hendrix (Illustrator)


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Forty-three men with forty-three passions, but with one thing in common: a presidential place in America’s history.

With her gift for unforgettable rhythm and innovative rhyme, Marilyn Singer brings the presidents of the United States to life—from Washington to Obama—and contextualizes them in their time. Illustrations by John Hendrix are full of hilarious wit and refined exuberance, and backmatter enriches the experience with short biographies, quotes by each president, and more.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9781423171003, 56pp.

Publication Date: December 17, 2013

About the Author

Marilyn Singer ( is the author of more than eighty books for children and young adults, including The Boy Who Cried Alien, I'm Your Bus, Tallulah's Tutu, Mirror Mirror, and Monster Museum. She lives with her husband and a variety of creatures in Brooklyn, NY, and Washington, CT.

John Hendrix ( lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife and two children, and teaches illustration at Washington University. He has won numerous awards for his drawings, and his illustrations have been featured in The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times. He is the author and illustrator of John Brown: His Fight for Freedom, which was named a Best Book of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly, and the illustrator of Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale, an ALA Notable Book.