Thomas Jefferson's Feast (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book)

Thomas Jefferson's Feast (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book)

by Frank Murphy

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Whether they're preparing for President's Day or whether they just like to eat, children will find much to devour in this leveled reader about Thomas Jefferson's role in America's culinary history!

Did you know that every time you munch on a french fry or snack on ice cream, you have Thomas Jefferson to thank? It’s true! This founding father was one of America’s first foodies. After a visit to France, he introduced all sorts of yummy treats to America—including one that upset more than just tummies and created a culinary controversy!

Get the scoop in this deliciously funny, true story—guaranteed to tempt even the most reluctant readers!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375822896
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/09/2003
Series: Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book
Edition description: Step 4
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 204,426
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile: 530L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

FRANK MURPHY has taught a wide variety of grades at the elementary and middle school level. A history buff, baseball fan, and popular speaker, Frank is the author of many fun historical fiction books for young readers, including several popular Step into Reading History Readers.
RICHARD WALZ is the illustrator of many humorous historical Step into Reading books. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Thomas Jefferson's Feast 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
imagrtdnlvr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This biography is about our third president. We learn a different side of Thomas Jefferson, what I called the more human side. He loved to eat, grow a garden, and invent things. He even invented the dumbwaiter, which is still in house today. We also learn about his years spent in France and can thank him for some of the foods we eat today.My oldest son loved this book when he was younger. He thought it was cool that he liked some of the same things as one of our presidents. He also thought the book was funny because of the pictures.As an extension, I would also use this to introduce the biography genre to my class. I would have the various foods that were mentioned in the book as a snack while I read the book aloud. I would also have the whole class, along with me, build a dumbwaiter in our classroom. I would also like to take them on a field trip to plant some trees in a nearby park. Last, I would have the children grow a garden in our classroom and then let them eat what we grew.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very cute story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago