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The Great Little Madison

The Great Little Madison

by Jean Fritz
James Madison, our fourth president of the United States, was an eloquent, soft-spoken, and slender man who used his unique gift of communication to unify the colonies and help influence the formation of our country's Constitution. Fritz creates a vivid picture of the man and the problems that our forefathers faced while America was a new and vulnerable nation. This historically accurate, sometimes humorous biography illuminates Madison's passion for keeping a young country intact through the turmoil of two wars, and Fritz is able to squeeze in a great deal of governmental history within a fascinating context. Detailed accounts of Madison's young wife Dolly and his close friendship with Thomas Jefferson are also well presented. Though small in stature, Fritz portrays "little Madison" as a "great" founding father.

Voted an ALA Notable Book, a Booklist Editor's Choice, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and a Boston Globe Honorable Book Award winner, this fascinating story will captivate readers . . . and keep them reading!

Ages
10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Interest Level
Grades 5 - 9
Publisher
Tandem Library
Genre
Informational Text

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Jean Fritz Award-winning Jean Fritz is undeniably a master of her craft. She brings to life historical figures and makes their biographies entertaining, informative, and filled with natural child appeal.

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