Childhood of Famous Americans Series
by Jan Adkins
Illustrated by Meryl Henderson
Some 225 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, interest in John Adams--our first vice president and second president--has never been stronger. This work by Jan Adkins is a childhood biography of this important historical figure. Illustrations.
The Childhood of Famous Americans series, seventy years old in 2002, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the values and experiences that influenced the personıs development. History is fleshed out with fictionalized details, and conversations have been added to make the stories come alive to todayıs reader, but every reasonable effort has been made to make the stories consistent with the events, ethics, and character of their subjects.
These books reaffirm the importance of our American heritage. We hope you learn to love the heroes and heroines who helped shape this great country. And by doing so, we hope you also develop a lasting love for the nation that gave them the opportunity to make their dreams come true. It will do the same for you.