Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?

Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?

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by Jean Fritz, Tomie dePaola
     
 

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All King George the Third ever wanted was for everyone to be as conscientious as he was about obeying the rules! After all, he followed the rules for being a good king: he married a princess, he had heirs, he was careful with his country's money . . . so why were those pesky Americans causing so much trouble? A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and an… See more details below

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All King George the Third ever wanted was for everyone to be as conscientious as he was about obeying the rules! After all, he followed the rules for being a good king: he married a princess, he had heirs, he was careful with his country's money . . . so why were those pesky Americans causing so much trouble? A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and an IRA/CBC Children's Choice Book. Full color.

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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:
9780881035520
Publisher:
Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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