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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
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Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 14th 2008 by National Geographic Children's Books
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Tim
Apr 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
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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.
Amy Edwards
Who knew Wash Irving was the "it" guy of the early 19th century? Cheryl Harness does a nice job pulling together the historical context of Irving's life, as well as highlighting his personal interaction with so many major people, places, or events of the period. My kids loved this book.
Ginger
Sep 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
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.
Sep 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Impressive illustrations. Very good introduction to Irving. Learned a lot actually. Well thought out stories, geography, and history presentation.
Jen
Jul 27, 2009 rated it liked it
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What an interesting guy. I had no idea. Quite the renaissance man.
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