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First mothers / written by Beverly Gherman ; illustrated by Julie Downing.

Gherman, Beverly. (Author). Downing, Julie. (Illustrator).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch J 973.0992 Gher (Text) 33126021153220 JNonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch J 973.0992 Gher (Text) 33126017043039 JNonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780547223018 :
  • ISBN: 0547223013 :
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston, MA : Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Illustrations were done in watercolor and colored pwncil."--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliography.
Formatted Contents Note:
The first first mother : Mary Ball Washington -- The determined mother : Susanna Boylston Adams -- The busy mother : Jane Randolph Jefferson -- The affectionate mother : Eleanor Rose Conway Madison -- The unknown mother : Elizabeth Jones Monroe -- The modern mother : Abigail Smith Adams -- The brave mother : Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson -- The working mother : Maria Van Buren -- The beautiful mother : Elizabeth Bassett Harrison -- The dreamer mother : Mary Armistead Tyler -- The religious mother : Jane Knox Polk -- The pioneer mother : Sarah Dabney Taylor -- The struggling mother : Phoebe Millard Fillmore -- The flamboyant mother : Anna Kendrick Pierce -- The poetic mother : Elizabeth Speer Buchanan -- The strong mother : Nancy Hanks Lincoln -- The stepmother : Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln -- The resourceful mother : Mary McDonough Johnson -- The quiet mother : Hannah Simpson Grant -- The protective mother : Sophia Birchard Hayes -- The industrious mother : Elizabeth Ballou Garfield -- The writer mother : Malvina Stone Arthur -- The sacrificing mother : Ann Neal Cleveland -- The cautious mother : Elizabth Irwin Harrison -- The practical mother : Nancy Allison McKinley -- The southern mother : Martha Bulloch Roosevelt -- The stylish mother : Louisa Torrey Taft -- The adoring mother : Jesse Woodrow Wilson -- The midwife mother : Phoebe Dickerson Harding -- The invalid mother : Victoria Moor Coolidge -- The idealistic mother : Hulda Minthorn Hoover -- The bossy mother : Sara Delano Roosevelt -- The lively mother : Martha Young Truman -- The pacifist mother : Ida Stover Eisenhower -- The savvy mother : Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy -- The striving mother : Rebekah Baines Johnson -- The baking mother : Hannah Milhouse Nixon -- The optimistic mother : Dorothy Gardner Ford -- The independent mother : Lillian Gordy Carter -- The dramatic mother : Nelle Clyde Reagan -- The competive mother : Dorothy Walker Bush -- The confident mother : Virginia Clinton Kelley -- The outspoken mother : Barbara Pierce Bush -- The adventurous mother : Stanley Ann Dunham.
Summary, etc.:
Interesting facts about the lives of the mothers of 44 of the presidents of the United States.
Subject: Mothers of presidents > United States > Biography.
Presidents > United States > Biography.

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    Did you know that Thomas Jefferson's mother ran a plantation by herself, or that Abraham Lincoln's mother was a wrestler? James Madison's mom called him "Jemmy" and made his shirts while he went to college, and Woodrow Wilson created Mother's Day to celebrate all mothers--especially his. Join Beverly Gherman and Julie Downing in this celebration of the women behind the White House.  Gherman delightfully dishes fun facts about each mother, and Downing's lively illustrations are sure to enthrall and entertain.

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