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Publisher Comments:

Everyone has a mother. Even George Washington. But Mary Washington is nothing like you'd think! She hates to dress up. And she always thinks she knows what's best for George. After all, she's his mother! You can read more about her in this true story by Jean Fritz.

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Level Three

Everyone has a mother. Even George Washington! This book is an enjoyable introduction to our nation's first president with a look at the mother behind the man - Mary Ball Washington.

Synopsis:

"This lively biography . . . intorduces young readers to the mother of the Father of Our Country and, obluquely, shows Goerge Washington in a more human light. . . . An entertaining view of a lesser-known figure in American history".--Booklist.

About the Author

"The question I am most often asked," Jean Fritz says, "is how do I find my ideas? The answer is: I don't. Ideas find me. A character in history will suddenly step right out of the past and demand a book. Generally people don't bother to speak to me unless there's a good chance that I'll take them on." Throughout almost four decades of writing about history, Jean Fritz has taken on plenty of people, starting with George Washington in The Cabin Faced West (1958). Since then, her refreshingly informal historical biographies for children have been widely acclaimed as "unconventional," "good-humored," "witty," "irrepressible," and "extraordinary."

In her role as biographer, Jean Fritz attempts to uncover the adventures and personalities behind each character she researches. "Once my character and I have reached an understanding," she explains, "then I begin the detective work--reading old books, old letters, old newspapers, and visiting the places where my subject lived. Often I turn up surprises and of course I pass these on." It is her penchant for making distant historical figures seem real that brings the characters to life and makes the biographies entertaining, informative, and filled with natural child appeal.

An original and lively thinker, as well as an inspiration to children and adults, Jean Fritz is undeniably a master of her craft. She was awarded the Regina Medal by the Catholic Library Association, presented with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award by the American Library Association for her "substantial and lasting contribution to children's literature," and honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature, which was presented by the New York State Library Association for her body of work.

copyright ? 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780448403847
performance Narrated:
DiSalvo-Ryan, DyAnne
production Music composed:
Bruce Zimmerman.
Illustrator:
DiSalvo-Ryan, DyAnne
Author:
Fritz, Jean
Author:
DiSalvo, DyAnne
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Washington, george, 1732-1799
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Presidents -- Family.
Subject:
Mothers of presidents.
Subject:
Mothers of presidents -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
Washington, George
Subject:
Mothers of presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Children s-Beginning Readers
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Young Readers, L3
Series Volume:
RP-527
Publication Date:
19920831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
8.80x5.91x.15 in. .22 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , Level Three

Everyone has a mother. Even George Washington! This book is an enjoyable introduction to our nation's first president with a look at the mother behind the man - Mary Ball Washington.

"Synopsis" by , "This lively biography . . . intorduces young readers to the mother of the Father of Our Country and, obluquely, shows Goerge Washington in a more human light. . . . An entertaining view of a lesser-known figure in American history".--Booklist.
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