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Children's LiteratureWell-known author David A. Adler has written many books for children, including a highly successful picture book biography series. Here he has taken that one step further by creating an early reader biography of the father of our country. It has large type, simple sentences, easy vocabulary, and short chapters. Combine that with beautiful pastel paintings on every page and you have the perfect book for children who are just learning to read on their own. In only five chapters, the book follows George Washington from his birth in 1732, through his boyhood, his marriage, his role in the Revolutionary War, his presidency to his death in 1799. Just enough information is presented to keep the reader interested. A suggested reading list is included for those readers who want to learn more. The book contains several quotes from George Washington and those around him. These quotes add a personal touch to the biography, making George Washington more real to readers. Source information notes are given at the back of the book so readers can learn where Adler found those quotes. Part of the "Holiday House Reader" series, this title is perfect for young readers eager to learn more about our nation's history, and would be a welcome addition to elementary classroom libraries everywhere. 2005, Holiday House, Ages 5 to 8.