George Did It (Paperback)

By Suzanne Tripp Jurmain, Larry Day (Illustrator)

Puffin Books, 9780142408957, 40pp.

Publication Date: December 27, 2007

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Everyone wanted George Washington to be the president. He was responsible, led the army in a fight against the British, and helped write the Constitution. But being the president is a very important job, and George was too nervous. So, to everyone’s surprise, he said no! However, George had many supporters, and with the help of the cheering crowds and loyal advisers and dignitaries, George realized that he didn’t have time to think about how nervous he was, he just had to do his job. With little-known facts and a bit of humor, Suzanne Tripp Jurmain gives readers a glimpse into the more personal side of the first president of the United States.

About the Author

Suzanne Tripp Jurmain lives in Los Angeles, California. Larry Day lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Praise For George Did It

"While [Washington] is portrayed in a positive historical light, the book also shows his human side….[T]his is a factual, focused, and entertaining account of the making of the nation’s first president."-School Library Journal, starred review

"Brightened with watercolor washes...this thoroughly engaging book has a great deal to offer young students of American history." -Booklist, starred review