Helping John Adams to emerge from the shadow of Washington and Jefferson, Cheryl Harness introduces readers 8 to 12 to this eloquent lawyer, principled statesman, and committed husband who became our second president. Through Adams's own words, the text offers a vivid sense of what life was like during the Revolutionary Era, and Harness's illustrations in watercolor, ink, and pencils make these historic figures look like living, relatable people.
"How wonderful now to see his story told for children in such an appealing fashion…. Harness's illustrations and text are first rate, appropriately full of life and understanding." —David McCullough