Thomas Jefferson and the Mammoth Hunt: The True Story of the Quest for America's Biggest Bones

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Binding: Picture Books
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ISBN: 9781481442688
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Language: English
Page Count: 40
Size: 11.30" l x 10.32" w x 0.4
Series: N/A

The French feel threatened by America’s new freedom and confidence, as embodied by Count Buffon who claims that the “New World was a chilly, swampy place, filled with puny, scrawny creatures, every species, breed, and race.” Thomas Jefferson won’t stand his young country being insulted, so he sets out to prove Count Buffon wrong. He sends people across the country in search of an animal or animal bones to prove that creatures in the United States are big and strong and worthy.

Hilarious, energetic, and a delight to read aloud, this book shines a light on this little-known slice of American history. Included in the back matter are an author’s note, who’s who and what’s what from American history, bibliography, and further reading.

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