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George Washington Carver

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Introducing new readers to some of history's most interesting and important people, these biographies focus on the pivotal episodes that show what kind of person the subject is (or was) and how he or she came to be famous. Although written in a story format, these books are not fictionalized accounts. A chronology of major events follows the story, along with a brief ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published September 2nd 2000 by Carolrhoda Books (first published 2000)
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Sam Shaneybrook
Apr 23, 2012 Sam Shaneybrook rated it it was amazing
This biography is for ages 6-8 years. This great biography starts when he was born a slave in Diamond, Missouri. He had an early love of learning and was always curious. He was a sickly child so his work on the farm consisted of knitting, cooking, and other stuff of the like. He was always fascinated with plants and that became a big focus of his work. He attended Iowa State University and then later went to Tuskegee Institue.
The water color illustrations in this book went along great with the
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I am teaching my ESOL students from this book, and we are all learning so much from this brilliant, yet humble man. It's a simple children's book, but it makes me want to do more research on his life.
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