Big George

Big George

How A Shy Boy Became President Washington

Book - 2009
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Portrays George Washington as a shy boy who wasn't afraid of anything except talking to people, but who grew up to lead an army against the British and serve as president of the new nation.
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780152165833
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Phelan, Matt - Illustrator


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Feb 20, 2016

This is one of our favorite biographies for young people. It offers a nice blend of fact and some of the more entertaining aspects of Washington's life and personality. It's strong on sense of duty and offers a look at a couple military campaigns too (Braddock's Defeat, Yorktown) as well as Valley Forge. Beautiful artwork! For first graders and up.

MATT MORGAN Apr 22, 2013

This is a really excellent book. It touches on tough issues (wisely leaving slavery to an appendix; but talking about death and tragedy fairly and judiciously). It's not too much for my six year-old, at least with me there to answer questions, but for a solo read probably eight is a better ago.


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