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Thomas Jefferson's writing desk : what an artifact can tell us about the Declaration of Independence  Cover Image Book Book

Thomas Jefferson's writing desk : what an artifact can tell us about the Declaration of Independence / by John Micklos, Jr.

Micklos, John, Jr., (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781496695765
  • ISBN: 1496695763
  • Physical Description: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Captivate published by Capstone Press, an imprint of Capstone, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Drafting a historic document -- A special paper, a special desk -- Setting the scene for independence -- Declaring independence -- A long life for the writing desk -- Lasting legacy.
Summary, etc.:
"With the Declaration of Independence, the 13 colonies in America declared their independence from Great Britain. Virginian Thomas Jefferson, later the third president of the United States, was chosen to write it. But did he write every word? Did anyone help him? What are the differences between his first draft and the document signed by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776? Readers will discover the answers to these questions and find out more about the desk Jefferson designed and at which he wrote this important document"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-11 Capstone Press.
Grades 4-6 Capstone Press.
730L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 1 512141.
Subject: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 > Juvenile literature.
United States. Declaration of Independence > Juvenile literature.
Declaration of Independence desk > Juvenile literature.

Available copies

  • 9 of 9 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.


  • 0 current holds with 9 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rolla Public Library JNF 973.4609 MIC (Text) 38256101857443 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -

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