Grover Cleveland, Again!: A Treasury of American Presidents

Grover Cleveland Again A Treasury of American Presidents A gorgeous collection of American presidents filled with fun facts and sparkling with personality from nonfiction master Ken Burns This special treasury from America s beloved documentarian Ken Burns

  • Title: Grover Cleveland, Again!: A Treasury of American Presidents
  • Author: Ken Burns Gerald Kelley
  • ISBN: 9780385392112
  • Page: 250
  • Format: ebook
  • A gorgeous collection of American presidents filled with fun facts and sparkling with personality, from nonfiction master Ken Burns This special treasury from America s beloved documentarian Ken Burns brings the presidents to life for our nation s children Each president is given a lushly illustrated spread with curated stories and information to give readers of all agA gorgeous collection of American presidents filled with fun facts and sparkling with personality, from nonfiction master Ken Burns This special treasury from America s beloved documentarian Ken Burns brings the presidents to life for our nation s children Each president is given a lushly illustrated spread with curated stories and information to give readers of all ages a comprehensive view of the varied and fascinating characters who have led our nation with the exception of Grover Cleveland the only president to serve two non consecutive terms who gets two spreads A must have for Ken s many fans, classrooms, and anyone who wishes to gain a greater understanding and appreciation for our country.

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    1. Full of interesting facts, but biased in voice and perspective. Too many exclamation points. Seem to talk down to kids.

    2. I couldn't wait to read this book because it's a children's book written by Ken Burns (!), renowned historian and mind behind many PBS historical documentaries. Each of the forty-two presidents (and yes Grover Cleveland gets 2 spreads) gets a two-page spread with a background illustration from an interesting or important time from that president's life and a notable quote from the president. There's a sidebar with the fast facts of the president with the official presidential portrait of each, b [...]

    3. Fun look at all 44 previous American Presidents, in terrific mini-biographical sketches that focus on them as "people" not so much as political leaders. Brief facts are given in callouts, family stories, and personal anecdotes by author Ken Burns (of PBS documentary fame) that connect him and his family to some of the Presidents. I love that the title comes from his own kids, when they would recite all the names of the Presidents, in order of when they held office, and get to say Grover Clevelan [...]

    4. I thought this book was a fantastic introduction to the US presidents! Each president has a two page spread with a few paragraphs about their presidency, a couple blurbs about things not necessarily mentioned in the paragraphs, a quote, and a sidebar with facts such as DOB, term, VP, siblings, pets, etc. along with their official presidential portrait. The illustrations were wonderful. As an adult, I learned a few new things about some presidents and it made me want to read more in depth biograp [...]

    5. I signed up to get this book as I thought it was a book about the Grover Cleveland presidency written by Ken Burns (the PBS documentary film maker). When I picked it up at the library, I discovered it actually was a children's book. It was quick read and nicely illustrated book of the Presidents.

    6. I found that Grover Cleveland Again was an excellent and interesting YNF book. It provides all kinds of interesting facts about all of our presidents from George Washington to President Barack Obama.Chris

    7. Great title, and story behind the creation of the book by Burns.Appealing brief bios of presidents that I would think would really appeal to kids.

    8. I would have read this book until it came apart in my hands if it had come out the year I turned six. Fun, fact-filled, lovely illustrations. Heck, it was fun to read as an adult!

    9. My 11 year old loves reading about the presidents. What I like about this book is that each president has a brief summary about them and what they did as president, but it also talks about what the country was like during their presidency and connects from page to page so it reads like a story.

    10. Great book! Full of interesting facts. Will be wonderful for young readers, but is a great read for adults as well.

    11. Ken Burns, Children’s AuthorKen Burns the Filmmaker is never far away from Ken Burns the Author and History Buff. However, anyone who picks up this richly illustrated “Treasury of American Presidents” thinking it will have the depth of one of his PBS epics will be sorely disappointed. In the brief chapter (they are all brief) about our 16th president, Burns writes that he hopes readers will someday “take the time to learn as much about [Lincoln] as [they] can, because his life and his wo [...]

    12. I love non-fiction. I was afraid this would be just another book about Presidents, a few pictures quotes etc, but it really isn't all the typical.It lists siblings names (why not parents not sure) children's name and the names of pets. That is what I actually like the most about it was the bio blurb on the side. I also like that it took you outside of the book. Like it said something like "look at the inauguration of Lyndon Johnson soon after JFK was killed. SO I googled it wow! Also he referenc [...]

    13. There have been twelve presidents elected and who resided in the White House during my lifetime. Some served more than one term and not all of them finished their terms. The sound of the school secretary's voice over the PA announcing the assassination of JFK as we sat in seventh grade math class is still easy to recall. It's been a privilege to vote in the last ten presidential elections. It's even more exciting to know in two months our nation will be voting for the first time with a women run [...]

    14. An enthusiastic, almost breathless recounting of the nation's 44 Presidents--43 different men since Grover Cleveland served in the post twice, bookending the term of Benjamin Harrison, this oversize volume is filled with interesting tidbits about the individuals who have led our nation. Each man is given two pages with basic information such as party affiliation, nicknames, and pets included in a box, a salient quote provided beneath their names, and a description that seeks to help youngsters u [...]

    15. Each spread for the president shows his official portrait, and then a water color image over which info blurbs float. Those background watercolors by Gerald Kelley didn't really capture the faces of the presidents. Kelley's illustrations of rubble, fire and buildings were stronger. Also, why is the official portrait of Obama a photograph, but the official portrait of Bush2 (and all previous presidents) a painting? Will Obama get an official painting after his term ends? I wonder if Ken Burns has [...]

    16. This collected biography for children by the famous film director gives two big pages to each president. Each double-page spread includes a short summary of his time in office, one of his quotes, a fact list, several trivia points, and a large illustration. The text is fairly superficial, but it is a delightful and engaging book for elementary school children. I found the illustrations to be less than satisfactory. While reading it I was reminded that every president, no matter how bad he was, d [...]

    17. Having embarked on a two-summer "Dead President" tour, I found this book to be highly informative and entertaining. It was written by the estimable Ken Burns and was delightful to read. Facts, official portraits as well as AMAZING illustrations were coupled with realistic, historically appropriate facts. Burns did not shy away from calling out the presidents' failings and unfortunate belief systems. Highly recommended for American history buffs young and old - would also be a welcome addition to [...]

    18. ken burns makes the facts and fictions of our presidents interesting to children. this is not an historical examination of the presidencies meant for adult readers. it is intended to provided children with enough facts (and some trivia) to pique their interest. great addition to any youngster's library.

    19. This is a beautifully illustrated and very engaging overview of all U.S. Presidents aimed at upper elementary students. This book doesn't pretend to be a source of in depth information, but I think it definitely captures the essence of each president and encourages the reader to find out more on their own. Great addition for the middle school library.

    20. Adequate introduction to all 43 presidents (up to Barack Obama). Do not feel like it fulfills the promise made in the author's preface: to give facts which show the personality of the president. Many common facts without much new material. Does not feel fresh. Straightforward and useful overview. Beautifully designed and illustrated.

    21. Each president gets about three paragraphs to sum up his presidency and about three bullet point "asides". A side-bar provides vital statistics as well as siblings, wives, children, occupations, and pets.This isn't much but it does introduce them all in a chatty sort of way. The author seems to lean away from conservatism in favor of liberal politics.

    22. This is a kid's book about the Presidents of the United States but I absolutely loved it! It was so much fun to read with interesting facts on our Presidents. It would make a great gift for an elementary school aged child and a great way for adults to brush up on their knowledge of our Presidents.Gotta love Ken Burns! The illustrations are really beautiful, too.

    23. A book all about the Presidents, from George Washington to Barack Obama! What more could anyone ask for? Not much, I say. This book has it all; all of the presidents, a portrait or photograph of each, and a plethora of information about every president!

    24. This is a beautifully illustrated book with many interesting facts about each president. I think the interest level could go anywhere from age 8 to 88. However the vocabulary and tone seem to be aimed at 4th -5th grade which I fear will put some older kids off reading it.

    25. Great, short, history lesson on every president (so far). Some of the presidents had more facts about them than what the actually did, but a great introduction.

    26. This book is full of so much interesting unique information about all the Presidents. I'm buying my own copy.

    27. Doesn't try to be anything but a kid's book but very well done regardless - particularly from the perspective of a non-American.

    28. 4.1 starsKen Burns book with a double page spread for each US president. The illustrations are great. It’s an oversized book which is always fun for kids.

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