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Bones in the White House: Thomas Jefferson's Mammoth



by
Candice Ransom
illustrated by
Jamey Christoph

Edition
Library edition with trade jacket added
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Doubleday
ISBN
9780525646082
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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.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

11" x 9 1/2"

Dewey

569

AR

5.1: points 0.5

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Apr 2020

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

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

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