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Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?
     

Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?

by Jean Fritz, Margot Tomes (Illustrator), Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
 

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This entertaining volume sheds light on the life of England's King George III. It begins when he was a bashful boy who blushed easily, goes on to his early days as king, and finally examines his role in the American Revolution - when Americans ceased to think of him as good King George. Fascinating history made accessible for young readers.

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This entertaining volume sheds light on the life of England's King George III. It begins when he was a bashful boy who blushed easily, goes on to his early days as king, and finally examines his role in the American Revolution - when Americans ceased to think of him as good King George. Fascinating history made accessible for young readers.

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Children's Literature - Heather N. Kolich
In this almost cradle-to-grave biography of England's King George III, Fritz transforms him from a historic figure into a human being. The title is somewhat misleading, as the book deals very little with the American Revolution. It is entirely set in England and focused on King George III. The lively text includes plenty of amusing, personality-revealing anecdotes from his childhood, when he had no reason to believe he would ever be king, to the period in his reign when the American Colonies rebelled. At this point, Fritz gradually darkens the tone so that readers can understand and empathize with the problems, sorrows and stresses the king faces. dePaola's humorous illustrations alternate between black and white and a palate of muted purple and gold colors, expressively expanding points in the text from King George's early days to his waning years as the monarch who lost the American colonies. This reissue of the 1996 title (which was a reissue of the 1977 original) sports a new cover illustration by David Small. Reviewer: Heather N. Kolich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698114029
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
119,345
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.16(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Jean Fritz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of Homesick, is best known for her engaging and enlightening nonfiction for young readers, including What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?, And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, and Shh! We're Writing the Constitution. She was honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature by the New York State Library Association, and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children's literature.

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