After almost six months in Maryland, fifth-grader Oliver still misses his friends back in New Jersey. But things start to change one day, when his neighbor?nd possible new friend?am lends Oliver a magic hat that takes him back to the 18th- and 19th-century world of Thomas Jefferson. Oliver and his sisters?assie, the nice one, and Ruby, the annoying one?nd up learning more about Jefferson than they? expected. And Oliver finds that his new neighborhood might not be so terrible after all. Thomas Jefferson and the Return of the Magic Hat is the third in The President and Me series that began with George Washington and the Magic Hat and John Adams and the Magic Bobblehead. This new adventure brings back previous characters Sam, Ava, J.P. (blink and you might miss them, though!), and of course the cantankerous talking hat itself.
Deborah Kalb is a freelance writer and editor who spent more than twenty years working as a journalist. Long interested in history, she is the author of The President and Me series, which includes?George Washington and the Magic Hat?and?John Adams and the Magic Bobblehead. Deborah lives with her family in the Washington, DC, area. Robert Lunsford has been a graphic artist/illustrator for nearly forty years. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University? School of the Arts, Rob spent his career as a graphic artist at the daily newspaper in Roanoke, Virginia. His work has been recognized by the Virginia Press Association, Society of News Design, and American Advertising Federation. He is married to a fellow artist and teacher and has two grown children.