George Washington's Socks (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

George Washington's Socks (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Elvira Woodruff
     
 

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In the midst of a backyard campout, ten-year-old Matt and four other children find themselves transported back into the time of George Washington and the American Revolution, where they begin to live out American history firsthand and learn the sober realities of war.

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In the midst of a backyard campout, ten-year-old Matt and four other children find themselves transported back into the time of George Washington and the American Revolution, where they begin to live out American history firsthand and learn the sober realities of war.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In PW 's words, ``An overnight camp-out turns into a harrowing trip to colonial America in this action-packed novel. . . . Young history buffs and adventure seekers alike will enjoy this journey to the past.'' Ages 9-12. (Feb.)
Children's Literature
Transported back in time to the night that Washington crossed the Delaware, Matthew Carlton and the other members of the Adventure Club could never have imagined that such an adventure was in store for them. What started out as a simple sleepover in the back yard turned into the adventure of a lifetime after they were taken back in time by an enchanted rowboat on the lake in the woods. Now Matt and his friends are forced to fight with George Washington’s army as they sneak into Trenton to fight the Hessians, but Matt and his friends are more worried about staying together and figuring out how to return home than about fighting a battle. While the author’s effort to bring history to life is admirable, the narrative is somewhat awkward. The novel might appeal to children with an interest in history or a budding interest in the fantasy genre, but there are certainly other books that do a better job at presenting history or time travel to children just discovering a passion for reading. Reviewer: Danielle Williams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785701927
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
02/01/1993
Series:
Elvira Woodruff's George Washington Series
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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George Washington's Socks 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book a lot! The author must have been extremly creative to think up an idea like this, about the boat and all. This book might also be a pleasure for adults to read as well. I would recommend this book from about ages 8-adult.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book takes the reader back into a time we only read about. The author brings the little details to us, so we might visualize every aspect of what it must have been like in those difficult winter day at Valley Forge.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like the way the author took the book back to 1776. Also, they dicribed every detale in the book. I love it!
Ally11 More than 1 year ago
This was the first novel I read in primary school that I actually enjoyed. I read it in fifth grade and I must say, it made me realize that there are books I can enjoy out there :]
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love2readVH More than 1 year ago
It's a great time travel book for kids of today. The kids can relate to the main characters which then see how life has changed from 1776. My students could of listened to this book all day due to the adventure & mystery of what would happen next - I highly recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So, the East Pennsboro Middle school does this for a play and I play Q. We also read this book in reading. It is very intreging and I highly reccomend it for young history buffs. If you read this book you might also like the sequel, George Washington's spy.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it is so nice and they go back to time about what they where reading
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is great for people who like science ficsion books..........also it is sad but it is enjoying
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book a little. I suggest people not to read it unless you like childish stuff such as time travel. I mean who would want to time travel. Get a LIFE!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you were to read this book, you'd probably say it's boring. But me? I think it's in between. This book is very historical. It is also funny. This is also partly non-fiction. Plus it's very educational. And if you like Historical Fiction, you'd probably like it. During the book, I was sort of bored, but at some other parts, it's very exciting. You'd probably agree. But if you think the book is boring, you'd say there are more boring parts than exciting parts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is essentially the reason I decided to become a history teacher, and the reason I fell in love with U.S. History. I read it in 4th grade, and to this day it has stuck with me. A great read for 4th or 5th grade classes!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I suffered from terrible bordem while reading this book. They start talking about random things towards the middle. Adam Hibbs? What?!?! RANDOM!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read it in 5th grade and it was amazing. As we were reading it, it felt like we were actually in the book and in the war.
Guest More than 1 year ago
5th graders love to hear this book--perfect for a classroom read-aloud! Integrates state standards and fun!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in third grade and recently, as a college student, bought it again. It really is a title that you will remember and want to revisit over and over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was childish, bouring, abd stupid. I mean time travel? GET A LIFE!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book a little. I also strongly recommend not to read this book unless you like childish books. It has time travel. I mean time travel?!! GET A LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was a great book involving time travel, history, and adventure. If you're looking for a great book, then this book is the one that you should read!