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The Many Faces of George Washington by Carla Killough McClafferty
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Jun 21, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: childrens-lit

Audience: 6-9, or anyone interested in art, presidential history, or technological advances in recreating artistic pieces.

Appeal: Man, I thought this book was going to be much more interesting than it is. I only looked at the title before taking it home, so I hoped it would be about the many legends surrounding the father of our nation. But it's not. It's a very dry read, telling the story of how painters of George Washington's time could never seem to get his likeness right, so when it came time for a group to make wax George Washington sculptures, they based theirs on a sculptor's version. Interesting subject matter for a pamphlet at the museum, but this book is looong! Could be useful for an art lesson about how people see different things different ways.

School Library Journal Best Nonfiction 2011
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