George Washington's Breakfast

George Washington's Breakfast

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Overview

A fun take on history from Newbery Honor-winning author, Jean Fritz!

George Washington Allen, a boy who never gives up until he finds out what he wants to know, is determined to learn all there is to know about his namesake, including what the first president ate for breakfast!

"The sprightly, humorous story and likable colored illustrations bring history alive and make research meaningful." --Booklist

"A delightful book. The plot combines history, biography, research, cooking and a determined child."--The New York Times Book Review

"Younger and reluctant readers may enjoy this, as it offers a painless way of picking up information."--School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698116115
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/28/1998
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 426,075
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile: 710L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China to American missionaries on November 16, 1915. Living there until she was almost thirteen sparked a lifelong interest in American history.  She wrote about her childhood in China in Homesick, My Own Story, a Newbery Honor Book and winner of the National Book Award.
     Ms. Fritz was the author of forty-five books for children and young people. Many center on historical American figures, gaining her a reputation as the premier author of biographies for children and young people.
     Among the other prestigious awards Ms. Fritz has garnered are: the National Humanities Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award. the Christopher Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Non-Fiction Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and many ALA Notable Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice Awards.
     She passed away on May 14, 2017.

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George Washington's Breakfast 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
lauraklandoll on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A young boy, George Washington Allen, wants to know what George Washington would have eaten for breakfast. He knew many things about George Washington already, but not his breakfast menu. When his (the younger George) grandmother promises to prepare the same breakfast he (the older George) would have eaten, George Allen starts a journey to find out.This was a very funny and informative story. I enjoyed it. I think it shows what a child can do if determined enough.This book is filled many smaller facts about George Washington, some many students would not know. It shows how much can be accomplished with research and tenancy.
HollyRogers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about young boy who is named after George Washington and shares the same birthday as him. The boy knows many things about the former president but does not know about what he would have on his breakfast menu. The young boy sets out to discover just what his menu would include. I like this book is uses alot of actual history and facts and throws in a fun twist to it.I would use this book in a unit studying the presidents of the united states and have students create there own fact books about a president of their choice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable book that held the attention of my 5 and 6 year old boys. It even led the family to make hoecakes for breakfast one Saturday morning. The children liked the 'mystery' that George Washington Allen was trying to solve.