Sunday, February 1, 2009

Big George: How a Shy Boy Became President Washington

Big George: How a Shy Boy Became President Washington by Anne Rockwell, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
"...George told General Braddock he thought they should use the American Indian tactic of surprise attack. But Braddock insisted they march into battle in a long line, accompanied by a marching band to keep them in step. That was the British way. George lost his temper..."
Portrays George Washington as a shy boy who wasn't afraid of anything except talking to people, but who grew up to lead an army against the British and serve as the first President of the new nation.


Kirkus Reviews said...

...a dynamic examination of one of America's first leaders.

Christine said...

My kids are always interested in what famous people were like as kids. They enjoyed "Odd Boy OUt" about Einstein and another about Audubon. This Washington book looks like a great choise for them. Thanks!

lady hermes said...

Thanks so much for singling out this book! I'm very proud of my part in it, and Matt Phelan did a superb job illustrating my story.

Anne Rockwell