Through the 31 line illustrations and brief historical narrative, children are able to follow the life of Jefferson Davis-from Rosemont, his boyhood home in Woodville, Mississippi, to his marriage to Virginia Howell. This book describes his terms as a member of the House of Representatives and Senate, and his role in the drama of the Civil War as president of the Confederacy.
The Jefferson Davis Coloring Book is an ideal way for children to learn about this important figure in American and Southern history. Both his political successes and failures, and his personal hopes and tragedies are recorded for the enjoyment of any aspiring historian.
About the Author
Ernesto Caldiera was a partner in preserving Rosemont and opening the former Davis home to the public as a museum. He spent ten years researching material on Davis and compiling a genealogy of Davis' descendants.
About the Illustrator
James Rice's other books, including Cajun Night Before Christmas, have made him known as the South's leading author and illustrator of juvenile books. With more than 1,000,000 copies of his books in print, he ranks as one of the nation's top authors and illustrators.
THE JEFFERSON DAVIS COLORING BOOK
By Ernesto Caldeira
Illustrated by James Rice
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
32 pp. 8½ x 11
ISBN: 9780882892566 pb