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Celebrate the Season at Mount Vernon with an American Founding Couple

David Bruce Smith's "Abigail & John" is now available on
Mount Vernon's retail shops; illustrations by Clarice Smith.

David Bruce Smith’s historical book for children, Abigail & John, is featured at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The book, illustrated by Clarice Smith, is a “compelling and insightful historical biography of Abigail and John Adams.”

From carefree childhoods and to years of war; to the births of their children, and the beginning of a new nation, Abigail & John looks into the unique roles the Adams’s played in the formation of America, and the contributions and sacrifices they made for the young country.
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Abigail and John By David Bruce Smith (Author) and Clarice Smith (Illustrator). ISBN: 978-1-9484-96025. Copyright 2019. Hardcover 48 pages.

From David Bruce Smith, author of American Hero: John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States, and his mother Clarice Smith, a world-renowned artist, comes this compelling and insightful historical biography of Abigail and John Adams. This unique nonfiction children’s book tells the story of one of America’s most-treasured couples alongside stunning and original illustrations.

Follow the story of Abigail and John Adams as they forge an equal and loving partnership that will last a lifetime and help shape a young republic. The Adams’s were eyewitnesses to historical events such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the American Revolution, and the Continental Congresses. They met revolutionary leaders and heroes including Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and America’s first president, George Washington. See history through the eyes of Abigail and John Adams as you learn the true story behind their powerful and influential union.

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