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Big George: How a Shy Boy Became President Washingtonby Anne Rockwell
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A boy from Virginia becomes the first president
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 heand#8217;d need to become one of the greatest leaders America has ever known.
Anne Rockwelland#8217;s prose is dignified, Matt Phelanand#8217;s illustrations are striking, and the details they reveal about George Washingtonand#8217;s early days are fascinating, sometimes tragic, and always moving.
Includes an authorand#8217;s note.
Through dignified prose and striking illustrations, this title reveals details about George Washington's early days that are fascinating, sometimes tragic, and always moving. Includes an Author's Note. Full color.
This fascinating picture book biography on Georgeand#160;Washington revealsand#160;what madeand#160;the shy boy from Virginia oneand#160;become one of the greatest leaders America has ever known.
About the Author
ANNE ROCKWELL is the author of hundreds of books for children, including the distinguished picture book biography Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth, an ALA Notable Children's Book. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.
MATT PHELAN is an illustrator of both children's picture books and chapter books, such as The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, which won the John Newbery Medal. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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