George Did it

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Dutton Children's Books, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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George Washington was not afraid of responsibility. When the Colonies needed a commander-in-chief to build an army, George did it. And when they needed his army to fight the British, George did it. But when Americans asked George to be the first president of the brand-new United States, he politely said,"NO, THANK YOU." Here is the whimsical story of how our first president tried to avoid his most important job. Filled with little-known and funny facts, this book reveals a more personal side of Washington—a great leader who could also be a little nervous.

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User Review  - Kathryn Herbert - Goodreads

George Did It, by Suzanne Jurmain and Larry Day, is historical yet humorous story about how George Washington initially became president of the United States and his journey to Federal Hall in order ... Read full review

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User Review  - Madison Jones - Goodreads

George Washington did a great number of very challenging things. He agreed to lead the rough and ready so-called Colonial Army against the British in an effort to win American independence from the ... Read full review


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Larry Day is the award-winning illustrator of several picture books about American history, including Colonial Voices: Hear them Speak and Voices from the Oregon Trail by Kay Winters and George Did It by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain, He has exhibited watercolors extensively as well. He lives in Oak Park, Illinois. 

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