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  - klordy66 - LibraryThing

Appropriate for grades K-6 because there is quality vocabulary throughout the story and it is a fun story. This story is about how George Washington became the first president of the United States of ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Jurmain catches the Father of His Country wrestling with anxiety in this amusing historical anecdote. Having competently guided the Continental Army to victory and helped to shape the Constitution ... Read full review


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About the author (2006)

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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