George Washington's Breakfast by Jean Fritz, Tomie dePaola |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
George Washington's Breakfast

George Washington's Breakfast

5.0 1
by Jean Fritz
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

George Washington Allen, a boy who never gives up until he finds out what he wants to know, is determined to learn all there is to know about his namesake—including what the first president ate for breakfast! "The sprightly, humorous story and likable colored illustrations bring history alive and make research meaningful." --Booklist "A delightful book…The

Overview

George Washington Allen, a boy who never gives up until he finds out what he wants to know, is determined to learn all there is to know about his namesake—including what the first president ate for breakfast! "The sprightly, humorous story and likable colored illustrations bring history alive and make research meaningful." --Booklist "A delightful book…The plot combines history, biography, research, cooking and a determined child." --The New York Times Book Review "Younger and reluctant readers may enjoy this, as it offers a painless way of picking up information." --School Library Journal

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Andrea Sears Andrews
Readers will enjoy the persistence of young George Washington Allen as he pursues the question that no one seems to be able to answer, "What did George Washington eat for breakfast?" George, an inquisitive little boy who is constantly seeking new information about his namesake, decides he will stop at nothing to find the answer to this nagging question. He enlists the help of his entire family on this mission and together they search the library and travel to Washington D.C. and Mount Vernon. George's thorough research reveals interesting unknown details about the first president such as his foot size, love for counting, and ability to crack walnuts in his mouth. Despite George's tenacious efforts in discovering the truth about George Washington's breakfast, all of his outside research leads him nowhere. In a moment of frustration, George retreats to his attic only to find out that the truth has been in his own home all along. Although George's determination to find the truth is a bit much at times, most readers will be inspired to follow suit and pursue the unknown with spirit and resolve. The recognizable sketches of Paul Galdone accompany every page, neatly breaking up the lengthy text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606134187
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Edition description:
REISSUE
Age Range:
7 - 10 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.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >