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George Washington by Ingri D'Aulaire

George Washington (1936)

by Ingri D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin D'Aulaire

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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.
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  Hamburgerclan | Apr 10, 2007 |
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"He was born in a little red brick house that his father had built on the oyster-shell hill. By that time so much land had been cleared that the wilderness was far in the distance" (10). So begins the simple and inauspicious life of George Washington—a backwoods Virginia boy destined to become the Father of His Country. Meticulously researched, the d'Aulaires hiked and camped all over Virginia as they imbibed the spirit of this great man. The story follows his growth from young boy to surveyor, to soldier in the French and Indian War where he became a war hero. Then George courted Martha Custis and after their marriage they built a thriving plantation at Mount Vernon. Slavery is depicted as an acceptable fact "where his hundreds of slaves . . . kept everything spick and span and in beautiful order" (40). Then we see Washington lead his troops through the dark and hungry days of the Revolution—by his courage and integrity, inspiring the same in his men. The d'Aulaire illustrations reflect the folk-art style they intended, seeking to depict characters that would appear much as the rocking horses and toy soldiers children played with in their nurseries. 60pg

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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.

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