Big George (Hardcover)
How a Shy Boy Became President Washington
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152165833, 48pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2009
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Before he was the face on the dollar bill, George Washington was a shy boy with a hot temper. But George had character and adaptability. He taught himself courage and self-control. At an early age, and without really realizing it, George Washington gathered the qualities he’d need to become one of the greatest leaders America has ever known.
Anne Rockwell’s prose is dignified, Matt Phelan’s illustrations are striking, and the details they reveal about George Washington’s early days are fascinating, sometimes tragic, and always moving.
Includes an author’s note.
About the Author
Praise For Big George: How a Shy Boy Became President Washington…
"The thin, swirling lines of Phelan’s soft pencil-and-gouache illustrations enhance the stirring narrative, often depicting people against their natural environment; his powerful use of shadow and light emphasizes Washington’s struggles and victories. Overall, a dynamic examination of one of America’s first leaders."—Kirkus Reviews
"[A] welcome new picture book biography of George Washington . . . This is an ideal introduction to the man for younger readers and listeners: nicely paced, admiring but not adulatory, and clear about his importance in history."—Horn Book