Big George: How a Shy Boy Became President Washington

Big George: How a Shy Boy Became President Washington

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Item #: 008413
ISBN: 9780544582460
Grades: 1-6

Product Description:

Did you know George Washington was a shy, hot tempered boy? How did he become a young gentleman with a servant's heart that helped lead America to independence? This children's book gives a glimpse of events in George's life that shaped his character and prepared him to become a wise leader of a new nation. An informative story with colorful illustrations, this book offers a nice introduction to George Washington's life. pb. ~ Gina

Publisher Description:

A boy from Virginia becomes the first president. This fascinating picture book biography on George Washington reveals what made the shy boy from Virginia one become one of the greatest leaders America has ever known.

Before he was the face on the dollar bill, George Washington was a shy boy with a hot temper. But George had character and adaptability. He taught himself courage and self-control. At an early age, and without really realizing it, George Washington gathered the qualities hed need to become one of the greatest leaders America has ever known.

Anne Rockwells prose is dignified, Matt Phelans illustrations are striking, and the details they reveal about George Washingtons early days are fascinating, sometimes tragic, and always moving.

Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
1
Grade End
6
ISBN
9780544582460
Author
Anne Rockwell
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Weight
0.55 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.44" x 9.0" x 0.19"
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