George Washington's Birthday

A Mostly True Tale

By Margaret McNamara; Barry Blitt (Illustrator)
Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375844997, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 2012

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Description
From award-winning author Margaret McNamara and "New Yorker "artist Barry Blitt comes this partly true and completely funny story of George Washington's 7th birthday. In this clever approach to history, readers will discover the truths and myths about George Washington. Did George Washington wear a wig? No. Did George Washington cut down a cherry tree? Probably not. Readers young and old who are used to seeing George Washington as an old man, will get a new look at the first president as a kid. Perfect for classrooms, Presidents' Day, or as a birthday gift.



About the Author
Margaret McNamara is the Christopher Award-winning author of more than two dozen books for young readers, including the Robin Hill School series. The Fairy Bell Sisters series is inspired not only by her love of the classic sisterhood novel Little Women but by her own experiences growing up with older sisters (and a baby brother). Margaret and her family live in New York City, but they spend part of their summer on an island in Maine very much like Sheepskerry Island.Barry Blitt's illustrations have appeared on more than eighty "New Yorker "covers and have also graced the pages of "The New York Times" and "Entertainment Weekly". He is the illustrator of "Once Upon a Time, the End (Asleep in 60 Seconds) "by Geoffrey Koske and "The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn "by Robert Burleigh, as well as other picture books. He lives in Roxbury, Connecticut.



NPR
Monday, Feb 20, 2012

Through his many New Yorker covers, Barry Blitt has become one of the pre-eminent satirical cartoonists of America's recent presidents. Now Blitt has trained his eye and pen upon our first president in a new children's book, George Washington's Birthday. More at NPR.org

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