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The Literary Adventures of Washington Irving: American Storyteller

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Cheryl Harness once again pours the full range of her creative talents into another compellingly illustrated mix of history and biography. This time the result is an inspiring true-life account of the life of one of America’s first celebrity authors.

Follow the narrative from Washington Irving’s birth in New York City to his meeting with his namesake George Washington. Lear
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 14th 2008 by National Geographic Children's Books
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Picture book that chronicles the well-traveled life of Washington Irving through an almost comic-book style of storytelling. The whimsical yet striking water color illustrations transport the reader to an old-world Romanticism defined by the first half of the 19th century; it's like Delacroix for kids. Text is deep enough for grades 3-5, and contains various quotes and aphorisms from "Wash's" stories and personal writings.
What a fun way to extend our knowledge about Washington Irving and the times that he lived in. I didn't know he had written about saint Nicholas. I have to check into this.
Tracy E. Hieatt
Impressive illustrations. Very good introduction to Irving. Learned a lot actually. Well thought out stories, geography, and history presentation.
What an interesting guy. I had no idea. Quite the renaissance man.
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