Overview

In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years. Washington also served in two major wars during his lifetime: the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. With over 100 black-and-white illustrations, Washington's fascinating story comes to life - revealing the real man, not just the face on the dollar bill!
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Who Was George Washington?

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Overview

In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years. Washington also served in two major wars during his lifetime: the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. With over 100 black-and-white illustrations, Washington's fascinating story comes to life - revealing the real man, not just the face on the dollar bill!
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Brooks
Taking youngsters beyond the cherry tree and wooden teeth myths, this well-written chapter book explores the life of America's first president. The biography, part of an excellent list of books for young readers called the "Who Is?" series, traces George Washington's life and times. Moving chronologically from his birth to his death, the author weaves Washington's days with notable and lesser known anecdotes to paint a complete picture of the family and environment that shaped the future leader. Born in Virginia to Mary and Gus Washington, the baby who would be president was the oldest of five children. He would grow up with a passion for farming and horses. Owning a sense of adventure, he took a job as a surveyor, learning every inch of Virginia and the lands to the west. It was a skill that would serve him well as life quickly took him to the military. Readers begin to discover aspects of Washington's personality and work habits, his relationships and goals, taking the man from a cut out on a school bulletin board to one who still has something to teach young Americans today. Simple black-and-white drawings punctuate nearly every page to add information and further explanation. The chapters are interrupted occasionally with illustrated information boxes that contain more clarification about difficult concepts of history—slavery, Tories, or the Boston Tea Party. Maps give perspective to the layout of Mount Vernon and various battles. Yet, with all this information, the book flows like a very good story, which of course, it is. The celebration of Washington's admirable character influences each section, from his youth and military record, to his contributions to the foundation ofthe United States, and of course his reluctant acceptance of the presidency. It was Washington, in his humility, the author explains, who rejected titles such as "His Mightiness" and "His Elective Highness" and insisted that he be called simply "Mr. President." While nicely comprehensive, the book stays on target with vocabulary and details for elementary readers. Reviewer: Deborah Zink Brooks
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101014820
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/8/2009
  • Series: Who Was...? Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 42,580
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Roberta Edwards lives in New York, New York. Ken Call lives in Northbrook, Illinois.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2011

    Who was george washington is a great book

    A boy born on Feb. 22 grows up to be the 1st president of the United States of America.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

    Amazing

    This is an AMAZING book.It contanins a lot of information about George Washington.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    good book

    Try this book it is a good book!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    I love him!

    Even thouh I'm only in grade3.My teacher from second grade had this and I love it! By the way this is my nook!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    recommended seller

    the book arrived quickly and in great condition

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    George Washington

    Why oh why did he have to die! It was a good book though. Sigh,sigh.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2013

    5 rating

    I love George Washington!!! He does alot of good things!!! This a very good book!! If you don'know if you sjould read this you should!! I love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    George washington

    Is this a good book? I need a book about Washington for a research project at school.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2011

    I loved it!!!!!!

    All I can say is...IT'S AN AWESOME BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2014

    I hate it

    U have to pay money

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2014

    Boobs

    Yyyaaaaa!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    This is our goverment

    I heard a song that goes like this. This is our goverment this is our goverment this is where we live.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    George washington

    I think this book teaches you a lot of things about him. George was the first presedint and sone stories that people tell about him arent exatlly true

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    I know he was our 1st president can i get that lolipop now mom

    D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Hu

    What

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    Kid will not understand the book.

    How many pasging are in the book .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    THE FATHER OF OUR COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I LOVE GEORGE WASHINGTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    Obama Won

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    GOOD

    GOOD

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Good

    I got only a sample but it rocks Daniel!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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