Thomas Jefferson
by Cheryl Harness


Bright mixed-media illustrations are paired with lively text in this readable book about the multi-talented Thomas Jefferson. Harness talks about his life not only as a founding father, but also as a lawyer, diplomat, inventor, scientist, lawyer, farmer, and architect. Includes quotes from Jefferson throughout.

School Library Journal called this book "a solid addition to the biography shelf"

And Booklist rightly notes that "Harness uses every opportunity to squeeze in more information, and her striking watercolor, gouache, ink, and colored- pencil pictures and maps add extra detail."


Reading Levels

Interest Level:  Gr. 3-7           DRA Level: 40                   Lexile Measure: 1030L
Grade Level Equiv: 5.2         Guided Reading: R


Available Covers

On the left is the hardcover illustration; on the right is the paperback illustration:



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