So You Want to Be President? (Hardcover)

So You Want to Be President? By Judith St. George, David Small (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Judith St. George, David Small (Illustrator)
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That's a big job, and getting bigger. But why not? Presidents have come in just about every variety. They've been generals like George Washington and actors like Ronald Reagan; big like William Howard Taft and small like James Madison; handsome like Franklin Pierce and homely like Abraham Lincoln. They've been born in log cabins like Andrew Jackson and mansions like William Harrison.

From the embarrassment of skinny-dipping John Quincy Adams, to the escapades of Theodore Roosevelt's children, to the heroic recovery of John Kennedy's crew, Judith St. George shares the backroom facts, the spit-fire comments, and the comical anecdotes that have been part and parcel of America's White House.

Hilariously illustrated by Caldecott honor-winning artist David Small in the cherished tradition of political commentary, this rip-roaring celebration of forty-one Presidents shows us the foibles, the quirks, and -- most of all -- the humanity of those men who have risen to one of the most powerful positions in the world.

About the Author

Judith St. George has published dozens of successful nonfiction books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning "So You Want to Be President?" and the historical Turning Point series, including "You're On Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt"; "Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln"; and "Take the Lead, George Washington." You can visit her online at

Product Details
ISBN: 9780399234071
Publisher: Philomel
Publication Date: August 21st, 2000
Pages: 56
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