The President and Me (Paperback)

George Washington and the Magic Hat

By Deborah Kalb, Robert Lunsford (Illustrator)

Schiffer Publishing, 9780764351105, 144pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 2016

List Price: 12.99*
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Adventure, history, and the drama of school life intertwine in this engrossing tale of a fifth-grade boy struggling to find his place after his best friend abandons him. Find out what happens when Sam's class takes a trip to Mt. Vernon, where he accidentally buys a bossy three-cornered hat that sweeps him off to the eighteenth century and a warm friendship with George and Martha Washington. As Sam travels back and forth between his present-day life and incredible adventures with George Washington, he learns about history, himself, and the nature of friendship and families.

About the Author

Deborah Kalb is a freelance writer and editor in Washington, DC, and is the co-author of Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama.