A biography of Abigail Adams, wife of second United States President John Adams, and a dedicated wife and mother who spoke up against slavery and for women's rights.
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Wallner has written and illustrated many biographies for children about remarkable women, such as "Grandma Moses", "Abigail Adams", and "Beatrix Potter". She is inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery, who always believed in her writing and never gave up. She and her husband live in Mexico.From Booklist:
Ages 5-8, older for reading alone. Wallner continues her picture-book biography series, which includes titles about Betsy Ross and Louisa May Alcott. This time, she looks at the wife of one president, the mother of another, and a champion for women. What Wallner makes very clear is that Adams was a strong, bright woman. Though she spent much of her time as a hostess and mother, she also managed the family farm and the finances and worked for her country in her own right. And while the book shows the closeness between Abigail and her husband, John Adams was nowhere near as enlightened as his wife. When Abigail wrote him a letter stating her views about women's and slaves' rights, he replied, "I cannot but laugh." Both the telling and the folk art-style illustrations are a bit staid, but have some charms--for example, the quote from John above and the view of a busy colonial kitchen, where women weave, sew, spin, and cook as children both help and hinder. A solid choice for primary biography shelves. Ilene Cooper
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Book Description Holiday House, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Alexandra Wallner (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0823414426
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