George Washington

George Washington

by Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia
     
 

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Children's Literature
Once again combining history and humor, Venezia has begun a new series, "Getting to Know the Presidents," similar in style to his biographies of composers and artists. Lots of cartoons, loosely depicting facts from the text, make reading this biography fun. Venezia has also included reproductions of thirteen paintings, giving some sense of reality to this slightly irreverent biography. Young readers will gain a basic knowledge of the Washington, the person, and the events shaping his life from the well-written text. Unfortunately, there is no index to help youngsters access information. However, there is something to be said for making history entertaining; this is not intended for serious research but for introducing this prominent American to young readers and piquing interest in history, which it successfully does. 2004, Children's Press, Ages 7 to 9.
—Peg Glisson
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Could there possibly be anything funny about George Washington or John Quincy Adams? According to Venezia, yes. While clearly written texts provide the facts, humorous, comic-booklike color graphics complete with dialogue bubbles depict aspects of the presidents' lives. Readers will be drawn to the books because of these illustrations, and captivated by them. The format also includes large type, abundant white space, and reproductions of historical paintings. With enough information for reports, these titles are must-have additions to collections, especially those short on biographies for reluctant or beginning readers.-Carol Foreman, Elbert School, CO Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516274751
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
Gtk US Presidents Ser.
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
901,862
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 9 Years

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