Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.


George Washington (1936)

by Ingri d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin D'Aulaire

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1,345512,169 (4)6
A simple biography of Washington, telling of the major events in his life and stressing the upbringing that endowed him with the qualities of leadership.

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 6 mentions

Showing 5 of 5
  pszolovits | Feb 3, 2021 |
This children's biography of George Washington was first published in 1936, and over 80 years later (amazingly enough) it's still in print. From the "Look Inside" feature at Amazon, I was able to tell that I'd read it as a child. That I remember it, especially the illustrations, is more a commentary on my strange memory for books than for the quality of the work itself. Nonetheless, the illustrations have a certain charm. Of course the sociopolitical environment has changed, and an extended commentary inserted by the publisher in modern editions deals with the issue of how and why Washington owned slaves. It's a frank commentary which is historically accurate, and while it won't satisfy all readers, it deals fairly with the problematic issue. ( )
2 vote danielx | Jan 14, 2020 |
First edition, very good condition, partial dust cover
  EllenBeu | May 10, 2015 |
Summary: This book is about George Washington. It describes his life from being born in Virginia to his part in the American Revolution.

Reflection: I really like this book because is giving the students information that they probably didn't have before, and it also brings in other subjects. It talks about the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. This book could be used when teaching about either of those wars or just George Washington.

Extension: An extension you could do with this would be to have to students write about what they think it would be like to be the first president of the U.S. I think this activity would be fun for the students, and also, it would be very informative because the students would have to consider all of the events going on at that time.
  mikefletch | Apr 15, 2015 |
This one is a biography of George Washington, written and colorfully illustrated for children. What more can I say? It's short, easy to read and has lots of pictures.
--J. ( )
  Hamburgerclan | Apr 10, 2007 |
Showing 5 of 5
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Ingri d'Aulaireprimary authorall editionscalculated
D'Aulaire, Edgar Parinmain authorall editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


A simple biography of Washington, telling of the major events in his life and stressing the upbringing that endowed him with the qualities of leadership.

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Popular covers

Quick Links


Average: (4)
1.5 1
2 2
3 6
3.5 3
4 4
5 14

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 182,781,723 books! | Top bar: Always visible