FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Jefferson's Masterpiece: ... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by CDC Books
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Former library book. There is no writing in this book. Great reading copy, may show some signs of wear. Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Jefferson's Masterpiece: The Story of the Declaration of Independence for Young Readers Paperback – October 6, 2010

1 customer review

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, October 6, 2010
$11.75 $4.97

Summertime is Book Time
Discover our hand-selected picks of the best books for kids of all ages. Browse by age: Baby-2 | Ages 3-5 | Ages 6-8 | Ages 9-12.
$13.99 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews


The 19th Annual Writer' Digest Self-Published Book Awards described Jefferson's Masterpiece as "a well written, very informational book . . . is easy to read and understand and keeps your interest . . . makes history fun for young readers . . . would be a great book for any middle school student . . . can truly be used as a learning tool for young readers."

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation's Monticello Classroom web site recommends Jefferson's Masterpiece to students & teachers.

From the Author

Jefferson's Masterpiece was written to teach middle school and older students about this very significant document in a format that would appeal to them. The story takes students on a historic journey about how the Declaration of Independence was written, edited, approved and signed. They will follow Thomas Jefferson as he writes the Declaration as well as experience the congressional and military events that took place between June 11 and August 2, 1776. In addition, they will get to observe the Founding Fathers when the United States of America was established.

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace; 1st edition (October 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450536026
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450536028
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,580,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Dennis Parker is the author of "Nick & Sadie" (NickAndSadie.com) and "Jefferson's Masterpiece" (JeffersonsMasterpiece.com). His career has focused on communications: writer, editor, press secretary, communications director and publisher. He earned his degree in political science at North Carolina State University. He is married with two children and two granddaughters.

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Kurowski on February 26, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The Publisher's Note must be communicated to your child/reader: "The is a work of fiction based on historical facts. The main characters, events and places were real. Fictional characters have been added to enrich the story. Some of the dialog is based on writings and speeches of the real people and some is the product of the author's imagination."

After all, how could the author know what Ben Franklin said to Thomas Jefferson, e.g., during idle chat on the morning of Thursday, June 13, 1776?

Beyond that issue, there are enough fine quotes, illustrations, images of documents and artifacts, historical facts, and presentations of the various drafts of the Declaration of Independence to make the book a fine resource for young readers.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Jefferson's Masterpiece: The Story of the Declaration of Independence for Young Readers
This item: Jefferson's Masterpiece: The Story of the Declaration of Independence for Young Readers
Price: $13.99
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com
Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: the jeffersons a short story