Dolley Madison Saves George Washington

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 22, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Dolley was a farm girl who became a fine first lady when she married James Madison. She wore beautiful dresses, decorated her home, and threw lavish parties. Everyone talked about Dolley, and everyone loved her, too. Then war arrived at her doorstep, and Dolley had to meet challenges greater than she’d ever known. So Dolley did one thing she thought might make a difference: she saved George Washington. Not the man himself, but a portrait of him, which would surely have been destroyed by English soldiers. Don Brown once again deftly tells a little known story about a woman who made a significant contribution to American history.

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User Review  - SRThompson - LibraryThing

This picture book tells the story of James Madison's wife, Dolley Madison. Everyone felt from the war between England and America, but Dolley did not. Instead, she made sure the painting of George ... Read full review

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This was a truly fascinating book, illuminating a bit more of the life of the founders while illustrating the War of 1812 a bit more for its readers. I was incredibly impressed with the entire text. I ... Read full review

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Don Brown is the award-winning author and illustrator of many picture book biographies. He has been widely praised for his resonant storytelling and his delicate watercolor paintings that evoke the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. School Library Journal has called him “a current pacesetter who has put the finishing touches on the standards for storyographies.” He lives in New York with his family.

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