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George Washington's Birthday: A Mostly True Tale

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Publisher Comments:

From award-winning author Margaret McNamara and New Yorker artist Barry Blitt comes this partly true and completely funny story of George Washington's 7th birthday. In this clever approach to history, readers will discover the truths and myths about George Washington. Did George Washington wear a wig? No. Did George Washington cut down a cherry tree? Probably not. Readers young and old who are used to seeing George Washington as an old man, will get a new look at the first president—as a kid. Perfect for classrooms, Presidents' Day, or as a birthday gift.

Review:

"It's George Washington's seventh birthday, but he can't get anyone to acknowledge it. 'Another cold day,' he says, dropping a 10-ton hint on his harried mother. 'But I guess there's nothing special about that.' His stern father isn't cutting him any slack, either. 'Now clean your face and hands and powder your wig and occupy yourself gainfully until dinnertime,' says Mr. Washington after George has carried out some punitive chores (the consequences of taking out his frustrations on a cherry tree). As Blitt (The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn) chronicles George's slow burn in his elegant, irreverent ink line, McNamara (The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot) serves up delicious ironies ('Someday I'll be the boss of you,' George mumbles prophetically as he's being condescended to by his 'tyrant' of an older brother). She also sets the record straight with asides labeled 'Myth' (George did not throw a stone across the Rappa-hannock) and 'Fact.' This book should add at least a few giggles to any Presidents' Day festivities, while reminding readers that every great man starts out small. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

MARGARET MCNAMARA is the author of How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?, called "illuminating" by FamilyFun Magazine and recommended as "a first-purchase consideration" by School Library Journal, and most recently of The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot, illustrated by Mark Fearing. She is also the author of the popular Robin Hill School early reader series which sold more than 1.5 million copies. She lives in New York City.

BARRY BLITT's illustrations have appeared on the cover of the New Yorker and have also graced the pages of the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, Child Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly. He is the illustrator of the children's books The 39 Apartments of Ludwig Van Beethoven by Jonah Winter, as well as Once Upon a Time, the End: Asleep in 60 Seconds by Geoffrey Kloske.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375844997
Author:
Mcnamara, Margaret
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade Books
Author:
McNamara, Margaret
Author:
Blitt, Barry
Subject:
ographical / United States
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.27 x 9.42 x 0.35 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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Product details 40 pages Schwartz & Wade Books - English 9780375844997 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "It's George Washington's seventh birthday, but he can't get anyone to acknowledge it. 'Another cold day,' he says, dropping a 10-ton hint on his harried mother. 'But I guess there's nothing special about that.' His stern father isn't cutting him any slack, either. 'Now clean your face and hands and powder your wig and occupy yourself gainfully until dinnertime,' says Mr. Washington after George has carried out some punitive chores (the consequences of taking out his frustrations on a cherry tree). As Blitt (The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn) chronicles George's slow burn in his elegant, irreverent ink line, McNamara (The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot) serves up delicious ironies ('Someday I'll be the boss of you,' George mumbles prophetically as he's being condescended to by his 'tyrant' of an older brother). She also sets the record straight with asides labeled 'Myth' (George did not throw a stone across the Rappa-hannock) and 'Fact.' This book should add at least a few giggles to any Presidents' Day festivities, while reminding readers that every great man starts out small. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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