Dolley Madison (First Biographies)
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Dolley Madison (First Biographies) by Jan Mader

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Published by Pebble Books .
Written in English


  • Biography & Autobiography - General,
  • Biography & Autobiography - Women,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children: Grades 1-2

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9437453M
ISBN 100736878416
ISBN 109780736878418

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What a great little book about America's First Lady, Dolley Madison! This book gives an overview of the life and influence of Dolley Madison at a time when our country was still young and struggling to survive. The illustrations are nice but the story is inspiring and I really enjoyed reading it. Recommended for ages 8 /5. President Jefferson was a widower, and Dolley Madison often served as White House hostess for him. In , Madison himself was elected President, and Dolley Madison's famous career as America's First Lady began. She brought a great deal of fashion and elegance to her role in Washington, setting a high standard for subsequent presidential wives. An entertaining picture book giving a little bit of information on Dolley Madison's personality and life, the War of , and Gilbert Stuart's famous painting of George Washington. A nice read to share with elementary kids when covering the War of or just for a fun read/5(8).   Dolley Madison, American first lady (–17), the wife of James Madison, fourth president of the United States. Raised in the plain style of her Quaker family, she was renowned for her charm and ingenuity. Her popularity as manager of the White House made that task a responsibility of every first lady who followed.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Dolley Madison Library originally opened in on the site of the old McLean Post Office and moved to its present location in September Collections include a variety of books and media for all ages, with emphasis on popular fiction and nonfiction. A biography of Dolley Madison, wife of the fourth president of the United States. Includes information on her Quaker childhood to her roles as a hostess for Thomas Jefferson, First Lady, and heroine in 4/5. Dolley Madison is my favorite character in American history, and the reason is this woman is not only courageous and heroic, risking her life to save things for posterity; this is a woman who is beloved, the most beloved woman to ever occupy the White House, admired and respected by the rich, absolutely beloved by the poor.   Dolley gaily allowed the bird to drink from her glass. “Even the animals of the earth worship you.” Senator King held up his own glass. He meant it. There were few people who didn’t like Dolley. Even vitriolic John Randolph, the former representative from Roanoke, Virginia, and a bitter foe of Madison’s, liked Dolley, and he hated : Random House Publishing Group.

Dolley was a farm girl who became a fine first lady when she married James Madison. She wore beautiful dresses, decorated her home, and threw lavish parties. Everyone talked about Dolley, and everyone loved her, too. Then war arrived at her doorstep, and Dolley . Befriend Mrs. Madison on the Book of Countenance! Mrs. Madison is quite the favorite here in the Capitol City–and a delightful woman anywhere. Most recently, she has appeared at the James Monroe Bicentennial Inauguration, Gadsby’s Tavern’s First Ladies Winter Warmer tea, the Octagon’s Treaty of Ghent and Evening of Diversions events. The dress was featured in a exhibition, titled “Dolley and the ‘Great Little Madison,’” at the Octagon House in Washington, where the Madisons lived after the burning of the White House. Dolley Madison is an astonishing person. Some people do not know about her but after you read this, you’ll be able to tell them. In this report you will learn her hardships and contributions. Keep reading to find out more! Dolley’s story begins on in .