Synopses & Reviews
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 heandrsquo;d need to become one of the greatest leaders America has ever known.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Anne Rockwellandrsquo;s prose is dignified, Matt Phelanandrsquo;s illustrations are striking, and the details they reveal about George Washingtonandrsquo;s early days are fascinating, sometimes tragic, and always moving.
Includes an authorandrsquo;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
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 Childrenand#39;s Book. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.www.AnneRockwell.com
and#160;MATT PHELAN is an illustrator of both childrenand#39;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.www.mattphelan.com