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Dear Mr. Washington

Lynn Cullen, Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.99*
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Based on the true story behind Gilbert Stuart's famous portraits of Washington, this funny historical read will leave rascals, ruffians, and troublemakers of all ages laughing.

Charlotte, James, and baby John have promised to be on their very best behavior for when George Washington comes to have his portrait painted by their father, Gilbert Stuart. But, it seems like every time George Washington comes to visit, Charlotte has to write another apology letter, even when they try to follow George Washington’s Rules of Good Behavior. If these whippersnappers want any dessert, they are going to have to learn some manners—and fast! What results is a hilarious chain of events, a giant mess…and a painting that will be remembered for centuries to come.

Praise For Dear Mr. Washington

* "This collaboration's clever epistolary narrative and playful pictures present a fresh, remarkably humanizing view of our first president." - Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

Dial Books, 9780803730380, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2015

About the Author

Lynn Cullen started writing children’s books as her three daughters were growing up. She now lives in Atlanta with her husband, their dog, and their two cats.

Nancy Carpenter has won the Christopher Award and the Golden Kite Award for her picture book illustrations. A graduate of Parsons, she lives in Brooklyn, NY.