Bones in the White House: Thomas Jefferson's Mammoth

By: Candice Ransom

Illustrator: Jamey Christoph

Thomas Jefferson: Third president of the United States. Author of the Declaration of Independence. Obsessive prehistoric mammal hunter?? It’s true! In this little-known slice of American history, see Thomas Jefferson as never before!

In the late 1700s, America was a new nation, with a vast west that held age-old secrets: Bones! Massive tusks and enormous animal skeletons were being discovered and Thomas Jefferson—politician AND scientist—was captivated. What were these giant beasts? Did they still roam on American soil? Jefferson needed to find out. Funding explorers, including the famed Lewis and Clark, Jefferson sought to find a complete prehistoric mastodon skeleton—one which would advance the young science of paleontology, but would also put this upstart young country on the world stage. Follow along on the incredible journey—full of triumphs and disappointments, discoveries and shipwrecks, ridicule and victory.

Note about Thomas Jefferson. Note about mammoths and mastodons. Note about Charles Willson Peale’s mastodon fossils. Bibliography. Further reading. Full-color ink illustrations colored digitally.

ISBN: 9780525646082

JLG Release: Apr 2020


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) , Mastodons , Fossils , Extinction (biology) , Paleontology , White House (Washington, DC) , Nineteenth-century US history , Charles Willson Peale (1741–1827)

$17.55  Member Price


Add to Wishlist

Like this book? Get more like it every month.

Nonfiction Elementary Plus

Grades 2-6

14 titles/year

$245.70/year

Book Details

ISBN

9780525646082

First Release

April 2020

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

569

Trim Size

11" x 9 1/2"

Page Count

40

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Library edition with trade jacket added

Publisher

Doubleday

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), Mastodons, Fossils, Extinction (biology), Paleontology, White House (Washington, DC), Nineteenth-century US history, Charles Willson Peale (1741–1827),

Standard MARC Record

Download Standard MARC Record

Cover Art

Download Cover Art

Book Genres

Picture Book

Recommended Titles From Nonfiction Elementary Plus

Nonfiction Elementary Plus

$17.55

Nonfiction Elementary Plus

$17.55

Nonfiction Elementary Plus

$17.55
Copyright © 2017 Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.