The Great Little Madison By Jean Fritz: A Literary Analysis

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In the novel, The Great Little Madison by Jean Fritz, James Madison, a sickly child with a small voice, showed that nobody should judge a book by its cover. Ever since he was young James Madison, “Or Jemmy, as his father called him” (Fritz 7), suffered from fever, bilious attacks, and occasional seizures. He loved reading and when he was sick he had all the time he wanted to read. But, he soon ran out of books to read in his house. So his father sent him to a school in the neighboring country. James learned French, Latin, and Greek so he could read all the books in the school.
In 1769 Madison set off to Princeton, where he studied for three years. While he was at college he befriended Thomas Jefferson, and though they never agreed completely
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