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Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry

(2001)
(A book in the Picture book biographies series)
A Picture Book by

 
Adler tells the story of Patrick Henry from his childhood on a tobacco plantation through his career as a lawyer, politician, and governor of Virginia. The author skillfully integrates quotations from primary sources into the narrative. There is no fictionalizing of thoughts or dialogue. Since Henry was known for his oratory prowess, excerpts from his most famous speeches are included and put into context with events of the time. Personal details, such as his wife's mental illness and his ownership of slaves, are mentioned but not explored in great detail. The subject matter is presented in a manner appropriate to its intended audience. The illustrations, all on double-page spreads, are softly colored and full of historical detail. Although the pictures do not have the stiff and formal look of period portraits, they do reflect the clothing styles and furnishings of the time. Teachers and students will appreciate this introduction to the patriot's life. This famous patriot served five terms as governor of Virginia.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: Picture Book of Patrick Henry
Author(s): David A Adler
ISBN: 0-613-97198-1 / 978-0-613-97198-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

September 1995 : USA Hardback
Title: A Picture Book of Patrick Henry (Picture Book Biographies)
Author(s): David A Adler
ISBN: 0-8234-1187-7 / 978-0-8234-1187-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holiday House
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Paperback Editions

July 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: A Picture Book of Patrick Henry (Picture Book Biographies)
Author(s): David A Adler
ISBN: 0-8234-1678-X / 978-0-8234-1678-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holiday House
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