Take the Lead, George Washington

Take the Lead, George Washington : An Inspirational Biography of the Childhood Years of the First U.S. President!

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The inspiring biography of our first president's childhood years George Washington wanted to be a Virginia gentleman like his brother Lawrence until he got the chance to go on a wilderness trip as a surveyor's assistant. It was a difficult--and even dangerous--journey. At times, George got discouraged, but his grit and determination kept him going. This early trek into the American frontier was a turning point for George, and it proved he was ready for any challenge...from being a general in the Revolutionary War to becoming the first president of the United States! Full-color illustrations. Includes bibliography! "Both writer and illustrator have been so thorough in their renderings of Washington's life that older readers could actually use this book as a starting point for research on George Washington.... A must have for parents and librarians alike."
--Children's Literature "Both words and art dramatically capture... and chart Washington's personal evolution."
--Booklist About the Turning Point series: Sometimes there is a happening in our lives that changes the way we think about ourselves and sends us along a new path. These turning points can come when we are young--thorugh a person we meet, an experience we have, a difficulty we overcome. Since 1789, only a small number of people have been president of the United States. What has made these individuals unique? Was there a turning point in their lives that caused them to change direction and set them on a path that led them to the White House? --Judith St. George
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 230 x 279 x 13mm | 216g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0147514460
  • 9780147514462

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"Both writer and illustrator have been so thorough in their renderings of Washington's life that older readers could actually use this book as a starting point for research on George Washington.... A must have for parents and librarians alike."
--Children's Literature "Both words and art dramatically capture... and chart Washington's personal evolution."
--Booklist
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About Judith St George

Judith St. George has published dozens of successful nonfiction books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning So You Want to Be President? and the historical Turning Point series, including You're On Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt; Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln; and Take the Lead, George Washington. You can visit her online at www.judithstgeorge.com.
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36 ratings
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4 44% (16)
3 33% (12)
2 11% (4)
1 3% (1)
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