Those Rebels, John & Tom (Hardcover)

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A brilliant portrait of two American heroes from the award-winning creators of The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy)!

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were very different.

John Adams was short and stout.
Thomas Jefferson was tall and lean.

John was argumentative and blunt.
Tom was soft-spoken and polite.

John sometimes got along with almost no one.
Tom got along with just about everyone.

But these two very different gentlemen did have two things in common: They both cared deeply about the American colonies, and neither cared much for the British tyrant, King George.

With their signature wit, impeccable research, and inventive presentation style, award winners Barbara Kerley and Edwin Fotheringham masterfully blend biography and history to create a brilliant portrait of two American heroes who bravely set aside their differences to join forces in the fight for our country’s freedom.

About the Author

Barbara Kerley's award-winning biographies--including WHAT TO DO ABOUT ALICE? and THE EXTRAORDINARY MARK TWAIN (ACCORDING TO SUSY), both illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, and THE DINOSAURS OF WATERHOUSE HAWKINS and WALT WHITMAN: WORDS FOR AMERICA, both illustrated by Brian Selznick--are consistently praised for their lively prose, meticulous research, and artistic presentation style. Kerley lives in Portland, Oregon. You can visit her online at

Edwin Fotheringham has illustrated several notable picture books, including Barbara Kerley's WHAT TO DO ABOUT ALICE?, a Sibert Honor Book and a Boston Globe/Horn Book Award Honor Book, and THE EXTRAORDINARY MARK TWAIN (ACCORDING TO SUSY), a New York Public Library Best Children's Book. Edwin lives in Seattle, Washington. You can visit him online at

Praise For…

What To Do About Alice?

A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

A Boston GlobeHorn Book Honor Book

A Parents’ Choice Award Winner
Texas Bluebonnet Award Masterlist

Kerley reveals the essence of Alice in an upbeat account of her life.” The New York Times

*Spectacular art.” Booklist, starred review

*A gleeful celebration of a fully, unapologetically led life.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy)

A PW Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Best Book of the Year
A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
California Reading Association Eureka! Gold Award Winner
A School Library Journal Best Book
A Washington Post Best Book for Young Readers

Oppenheim Portfolio Gold Award
*A masterfully perceptive and largely visual biography . . . dynamic and lovely . . . a joy to peruse.” School Library Journal, starred review.

A great new book.” The New York Times

*An accessible and inventive vision of an American legend.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780545222686
ISBN-10: 0545222680
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: January 2012
Pages: 48
Language: English