George Washington

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Cheryl Harness uses her wonderfully vibrant art and down-to-earth writing style to "chip away the marble" and present George Washington as more than a monument. We see George the adventurous boy, tromping through the woods with his dog and his hunting rifle; George the courageous military leader fighting alongside his men; George the cunning military strategist, outfoxing the British and forcing their surrender at Yorktown; George the brilliant statesman presiding over the Constitutional Convention; and George ...

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Overview

Cheryl Harness uses her wonderfully vibrant art and down-to-earth writing style to "chip away the marble" and present George Washington as more than a monument. We see George the adventurous boy, tromping through the woods with his dog and his hunting rifle; George the courageous military leader fighting alongside his men; George the cunning military strategist, outfoxing the British and forcing their surrender at Yorktown; George the brilliant statesman presiding over the Constitutional Convention; and George the President, wisely protecting our country from enemies foreign and domestic so it could grow strong. But through it all, we see George as happiest living as an experimental farmer at Mount Vernon with his wife, Martha. He could have been Emperor of America, but he chose to spend his last years "looking after things that needed doing" at home.

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Presents the life of George Washington, focusing on the Revolutionary War years and his presidency.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nancy Partridge
Chronicling the life of George Washington, author Cheryl Harness probes into the human being behind the historical mask. She does an admirable job constructing history with a sympathetic eye, and her illustrations are wonderful--full of expression and interest. George is shown having doubts about his ability to lead his country, but his bravery and determination win the day. The storyline is nicely presented in different ways, framed, written on parchment, or hung on banners as part of the picture. Good likenesses of important historical figures are represented working out the constitution and creating the government of the United States. There are many maps showing all kinds of information. This would be a fabulous resource book on this period for the early elementary grades. It is the author's fourth presidential biography for National Geographic.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792254904
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 1/10/2006
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 524,662
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl Harness lives near Independence, MO. She has a knack for making history fun for kids. Visit Cheryl's Web site: cherylharness.com

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