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[Those Rebels, John & Tom]

Those Rebels, John & Tom

Written by Barbara Kerley
Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

  • 2013 Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book

"Adams and Jefferson help bring forth the Declaration of Independence and... model successful collaboration. Their secret: Speak up and listen to the other guy. Good lessons for today's Washington." --San Francisco Chronice

An NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were very different.

John Adams was short and stout. Thomas Jefferson was tall and lean.

John was argumentative and blunt. Tom was soft-spoken and polite.

But these two very different gentlemen did have two things in common: They both cared deeply about the American colonies, and neither cared much for the British tyrant, King George.

With their signature wit, impeccable research, and inventive presentation style, award winners Barbara Kerley and Edwin Fotheringham masterfully blend biography and history to create a brilliant portrait of two American heroes who bravely set aside their differences to join forces in the fight for our country’s freedom.


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