I Am George Washington

I Am George Washington

Book - 2016
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George Washington was one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known. He was never afraid to be the first to try something, from exploring the woods around his childhood home to founding a brand new nation, the United States of America. With his faith in the American people and tremendous bravery, he helped win the Revolutionary War and became the country's first president.

Each picture book in this series is a biography of a significant historical figure, told in a simple, conversational, vivacious way, and always focusing on a character trait that makes the person a role model for kids. The heroes are depicted as children throughout, telling their life stories in first-person present tense, which keeps the books playful and accessible to young children. And each book ends with a line of encouragement, a direct quote, photos, a timeline, and a source list.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2016]
ISBN: 9780525428480
Characteristics: pages cm.
Additional Contributors: Eliopoulos, Chris - Illustrator


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Oct 07, 2020

This book presents an idealized "perfect" George Washington from kid to adult. My 8 year old and I read it together in one sitting. My son enjoyed it and retained some facts. I would of preferred a more realistic portrayal that included some character flaws, but I still recommend the book.

Jul 16, 2020

I didn't really like this book as much as the other books in this series but it was interesting to read about the life of George Washington. I'm fortunate to live in the only state named after him and I really didn't know much about him (other than the fabricated stories that are so popular, like the wooden teeth and the apple tree), so I did learn a lot about our First President. This is a great book to teach kids about history but adults should find it entertaining as well.

Mar 09, 2017

I read this with my 8 year old. We both loved it. It's a very informative title with lots of Washington factoids, but Meltzer manages to present it in a fun and accessible way. The length was just about right for a single sitting read. Loved the emphasis on leadership qualities. For first grade and above due to the length and subject.


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Oct 02, 2020

Tikal99 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over


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