George Bush: Forty-First President of the United States

George Bush: Forty-First President of the United States

by June Behrens
     
 

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-3-- George Bush is the focus of numerous biographies for children, but his ``hero appeal'' as a former businessman, bureaucrat, and now as a politician is not likely to win many votes from primary readers if they are exposed to dull books like this one. Behrens' simple account is certainly full of facts, but she includes no personal touches, nothing to capture young readers' attention. The repetitive sentence structure will cure insomnia: ``George was called `Poppy'. . .'' ``George was elected president of his senior class.'' ``George was graduated from Phillips Academy. . .'' Of more interest than the text are the well-reproduced black-and-white photos and the excellent full-color portrait on the cover. Typical of other photographic vignettes about contemporary figures, they attempt to show Bush at different stages of his life and career. A basic chronology of events concludes the book, but again there are no creative touches. Librarians will want to wait for a more interesting book, perhaps one that will reveal a kinder and gentler president instead of a boring one. --Miriam Hansen, formerly at Eau Claire Schools, WI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516041728
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/1989
Series:
Picture-Story Biographies Ser.
Pages:
32
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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