A biography telling the life story of George Washington, the leader of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, and the first president of the United States. Written in graphic-novel format.
About the Author
Matt Doeden is a freelance author and editor from Minnesota. He’s written numerous children’s books on sports, music, current events, the military, extreme survival, and much more. His books Sandy Koufax (Twenty-First Century Books, 2006) and Tom Brady: Unlikely Champion (Twenty-First Century Books, 2011) were Junior Library Guild selections. Doeden began his career as a sports writer before turning to publishing. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and two children.
Cynthia Martin has worked in comics and animation since 1983. Her credits include Star Wars, Spider-Man, and Wonder Woman for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, in addition to work as a storyboard artist for Sony Children's Entertainment and the Krislin Company. Cynthia's recent projects include an extensive series of graphic novels for Capstone Press and two issues of Blue Beetle for DC Comics. She also illustrated the book Alley of Shadows, published by Stone Arch Books.
Table of Contents
Young George Washington A new life General Washington The first President.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This biography is about our first president. Each chapter gives a brief summary of his accomplishments. This is done in comic graphic style. My 10 year old son checked this book out of his school library for an assignment. He loved it and had to show me, so I thought I would use it for my biography requirement. I had heard of the new comic graphic style but had not seen it. I love this book and can see why my son loved it. I also love the bits of historical information they sneak in.As an extension, I would use this to introduce the biography genre to my class. I would have them do their own comic strip after reading the book. I would also have them write the important information from each chapter. After reading, I would have them create their own questions to ask the class.