Father of the Constitution

A Story about James Madison

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

James Madison loved to debate—as long as he wasn’t in public! Painfully shy, Madison was content to listen and absorb ideas rather than to speak them. But when he saw a newly independent America about to be torn apart, his love for the American nation conquered his shyness. Known as the father of the constitution because of the leadership he showed during its creation, he helped shape what America would become.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-57505-683-8
$34.65 $25.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2004
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2004-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.8
BISACS JNF007020, JNF007070, JNF007130
Dewey 973.5'1'092
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 810
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 5.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 76952
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Afterword, Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Illustrator: Alex Tavoularis

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →