President George Washington: A Holiday House Readerby David A. Adler, John Wallner
In his latest easy reader, David Adler makes the extraordinary life of George Washington accessible to beginning readers. From George's boyhood in Virginia to his post as commander in chief of the Continental army in the Revolutionary War, from his marriage to Martha Dandridge Custis to his inauguration as the new nation's first president, this easy-to-read biography offers a succinct introduction to the life of the man who was "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen."
Meet the Author
David Abraham Adler (born April 10, 1947) is the author of nearly 200 books for children and young adults, most notably the Cam Jansen mystery series, the "Picture Book of..." series, and several acclaimed works about the Holocaust for young readers.
Adler was born in New York City, New York. He graduated from Queens College in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in economics and education. For the next nine years, he worked as a mathematics teacher for the New York City Board of Education, while taking classes towards a master's degree in marketing, a degree he was awarded by New York University in 1971. In that same year, a question from his then-three-year-old nephew inspired Adler to write his first story, A Little at a Time, subsequently published by Random House in 1976. Adler's next project, a series of math books, drew on his experience as a math teacher. In 1977, he created his most famous character, Cam Jansen, originally featured in Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds, which was published that year.
Adler married psychologist Renee Hamada in 1973, and their first child, Michael, was born in 1977. By that time Adler had taken a break from teaching and, while his wife continued her work, he stayed home, took care of Michael, and began a full-time writing career.
Adler has three children and one grandson. He lives in Woodmere, New York.
John Wallner has illustrated many books for children, including "Helen Keller: A Holiday House Reader", and "A Picture Book of George Washington" and "A Picture Book of Davy Crockett", both illustrated with his wife, Alexandra, all written by David A. Adler. "Booklist" has called his art "lively [and] colorful." He lives with his wife in Mexico.
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