George Washington

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National Geographic Society, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Cheryl Harness uses her wonderfully vibrant art and down-to-earth writing style to "chip away the marble" and present George Washington as more than a monument. We see George the adventurous boy, tromping through the woods with his dog and his hunting rifle; George the courageous military leader fighting alongside his men; George the cunning military strategist, outfoxing the British and forcing their surrender at Yorktown; George the brilliant statesman presiding over the Constitutional Convention; and George the President, wisely protecting our country from enemies foreign and domestic so it could grow strong. But through it all, we see George as happiest living as an experimental farmer at Mount Vernon with his wife, Martha. He could have been Emperor of America, but he chose to spend his last years "looking after things that needed doing" at home.

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This book about George Washington provided an interesting and different look into his character. The author did a good job explaining historical moments and Washington's motivations behind his decision making. This book is an excellent read for younger students. Read full review

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Title: George Washington Author: Cheryl Harness Illustrator: Cheryl Harness Genre: Biography Theme (s): Leadership Opening Line/Sentence: Brief Book Summary: This biography is about George Washington ... Read full review

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Cheryl Harness lives near Independence, MO. She has a knack for making history fun for kids. Visit Cheryl's Web site: cherylharness.com


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