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George Washington and the General's Dog (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3) Paperback – December 24, 2002
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About the Author
Frank returned to New England and worked for Pratt and Whitney's overhaul and repair facility in Southington, Connecticut. He left there after two years and worked at General Dynamics Electric Boat Division in Groton, Connecticut refitting submarines. In December of 1968, Frank started work as a lineman with Southern New England Telephone Company. He transferred to Southern Bell, now Bell South, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as a lineman in 1970. He moved into the Installation and Repair department, PBX Repair and retired as a Digital Technician in Special Services during the summer of 2000.
Frank attended Fort Lauderdale Business College for three years majoring in management. He dropped out to spend more time with his three young sons, planning to return when the boys were grown up. Frank also took many Bell South courses and attended schools in electronics and associated fields to enhance his work skills in the telecommunication field. He was divorced in 1995 after 27 years of marriage. Frank remarried in 1999 to the former Susan Fischer.
Frank started playing Judo in Japan in 1959. He competed in the All Marine Corps Judo Championships held at Parris Island in 1963. He continued playing and teaching until he was injured in a serious motorcycle accident. He lifted weights, snow skied and randaily until recently because of trouble with his knees. He also played volleyball and pick-up baseball games. However, he still target shoots.
Frank enjoys tropical landscaping, gardening and growing orchids. Reading and collecting books is another one of his pleasures. When the house is empty, he'll put on some of his favorite classical CDs.
This book is Frank's first published work. He has been interested in writing since a youngster and has written an unpublished novel concerning the drug trade in South Florida. He wrote another unpublished book outlining his experience with a psychologist while going though his divorced.
Frank is a member of the Marine Corps League Detachment Tamarac 755 and has been involved with veteran affairs over the years.
Richard "Dick" Walz graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has illustrated sixty-three books and has contributed to many others. He has often drawn licensed characters. Recently he's contributed several books to Random House's "Step Into Reading" series. Dick has always had an affection for railroads, so he's enjoyed painting several trains for Just Fine the Way They Are.
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Top Customer Reviews
These books are excellent for building children's reading skills as well as increasing their confidence in reading. Once you've completed the Step 1 and Step 2 books (I would advise proceeding level by level), the Step 3 books are not as daunting as they might first appear. In "George Washington and the General's Dog", young readers are introduced to our first President. Who knew Washington was such a great animal lover, and owned 36 dogs in his lifetime? The illustrations enhance the reading experience and will motivate visual learners to want to read.
I can't recommend these books highly enough - they are great for building reading skills, and also educational. This book is a great introduction to history, and I also came up with a series of short comprehension questions based on the story in this book so as to hone my daughter's comprehension skills (e.g. "What was so special about George Washington?", "Can you name at least one of Washington's dogs?", "Who did the Americans fight?" etc.). These books are not only great intermediate readers but might also inculcate in children a great love of history.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love these books and so do my children. Very great tool in getting them to read and peaking their interest. It is interesting for the parents too.Published 23 days ago by jhughy
Excellent book for a second or third grader. My grandson very much enjoyed!!Published 2 months ago by Susan Bishop
This was such a surprising story! I loved it as much as my five year old did. I will definitely be looking for more Frank Murphy.Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
I love this book - such a good story AND it's true! My kids love it, too. Such a good way to make history interesting for them.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
My 4 year old loves this story! It's a nice introduction that is appropriate for a young child.Published 5 months ago by christi
My Grandson liked this book. He is seven years old and read it to me. It is very well written and illustrated.Published 6 months ago by Strickland
This is one of the best level 3 books. Interesting story and great illustrations. Me and my son still read it on a regular basis months after getting the book.Published 6 months ago by Purple Grimmus