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George Washington: First President 1789-1797 (Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents)

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Fans of Venezia's highly praised artist biography series will be drawn to this new series that presents the lives of U.S. presidents in an entirely fresh way. With a blend of casual prose, historical reproductions, and entertaining original illustrations, Venezia presents the story of Father of our Country, George Washington. Full color.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Children's Press(CT) (first published September 1st 2004)
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Anthony Morello
Apr 29, 2016 Anthony Morello rated it really liked it
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This picture book biography about George Washington detail his leadership roles from his job as a surveyor through the French-Indian War and American Revolutionary War to the beginnings as the first President. The biography is intended as an introductory history lesson for young children and doesn't go into in-depth details, but lays the basis of his personality and endeavors. Reasons for the wars were presented to the young reader, as well as the troubles of becoming the first president.

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Duane
May 28, 2009 Duane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you have a younger reader, then this series is a gem. Done in a easy-to-understand format, the author does a excellent job of providing the right amount of information about each president. Done with both houmours illustrations and paintings, this book is thin enough it shouldn't put off reluctant readers. A great addition to anyone's library!
Claire Freeman
Apr 22, 2012 Claire Freeman rated it it was amazing
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This book is great for students to see original works mixed with cartoon illustrations. This is a great way for students to see into the life and presidency of George Washington in a fun and intriguing way!
Matthew
This is a nice overview of Washington for young readers. The artwork is a mix of famous paintings and cartoons.
Breanna
very good lots of information about him
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