Take the Lead, George Washington

Take the Lead, George Washington

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Overview

The inspiring biography of our first president’s childhood years
 
George Washington wanted to be a Virginia gentleman like his brother Lawrence until he got the chance to go on a wilderness trip as a surveyor's assistant. It was a difficult—and even dangerous—journey. At times, George got discouraged, but his grit and determination kept him going. This early trek into the American frontier was a turning point for George, and it proved he was ready for any challenge…from being a general in the Revolutionary War to becoming the first president of the United States!
 
Full-color illustrations. Includes bibliography!
 
“Both writer and illustrator have been so thorough in their renderings of Washington's life that older readers could actually use this book as a starting point for research on George Washington…. A must have for parents and librarians alike.”
Children’s Literature
 
“Both words and art dramatically capture… and chart Washington's personal evolution.”
—Booklist
 
About the Turning Point series:
 
Sometimes there is a happening in our lives that changes the way we think about ourselves and sends us along a new path. These turning points can come when we are young—thorugh a person we meet, an experience we have, a difficulty we overcome.
 
Since 1789, only a small number of people have been president of the United States. What has made these individuals unique? Was there a turning point in their lives that caused them to change direction and set them on a path that led them to the White House?
 
Judith St. George

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780147514462
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/22/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Judith St. George has published dozens of successful nonfiction books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning So You Want to Be President? and the historical Turning Point series, including You’re On Your Way, Teddy RooseveltStand Tall, Abe Lincoln; and Take the Lead, George Washington. You can visit her online at www.judithstgeorge.com.

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“Both writer and illustrator have been so thorough in their renderings of Washington's life that older readers could actually use this book as a starting point for research on George Washington…. A must have for parents and librarians alike.”
Children’s Literature
 
“Both words and art dramatically capture… and chart Washington's personal evolution.”
Booklist

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Take The Lead, George Washington 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
brandaman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Interesting, but not very well written