Thomas Jefferson was more than a president and patriot. He was also a planter and gerdener who loved to watch things grow - everything from plants and crops to his brand-new nation. In this meticulously researched picture book for older readers, author Peggy Thomas uncovers Jefferson's passion for agriculture and his country. This is Thomas Jefferson as he's never been seen before! Back matter includes an author's note on Jefferson's legacy today; timeline, bibliography; place to visit (Monticello); and source notes.