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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 and up
  • Grade Level: 1 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 750L (What's this?)
  • Series: Picture Book Biography
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Holiday House (P); Reprint edition (February 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823408000
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823408009
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 9.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

David Adler was born April 10, 1947. He graduated Queens College in 1968 with a BA in economics and education and licenses to teach mathematics and history. He then worked for nine years as a New York City mathematics teacher. While teaching he studied at New York University and in 1971 was awarded an MBA in marketing. He began work on a PhD in marketing when inspiration struck and he wrote his first book, A LITTLE AT A TIME (Random House, 1976). Suddenly his focus changed from marketing to writing.

In 1973 he married Renee Hamada, a psychologist, and in 1977 their first child, Michael was born. By that time David had written several books. He was granted a child-care leave from teaching and while Renee continued her work, David stayed home, took care of Michael, and wrote in earnest. It was during his first year on leave that he wrote CAM JANSEN AND THE MYSTERY OF THE STOLEN DIAMONDS. David's ANDY RUSSELL series was inspired by another family member and the many adventures the family had with his enthusiasm and his pets. He lives in New York State. www.davidaadler.com.

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Share this read-along with young readers eager to learn more about our nation's history. A lively fife and drum playing "YankeeDoodle Dandy" welcome the listener to A PICTURE BOOK OF GEORGE WASHINGTON. A narrative tone that is sincere and respectful and a slow, even pace afford the young listener time to absorb facts about the French and Indian War, British colonial taxes, and the Continental Army. Two additional musical interludes frame the chronology of "Important Dates" that offers an overview of Washington's life. T.B. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

I write both fiction and non-fiction. I begin my fiction with the main character. The story comes later. Of course, since I'll be spending a lot of time with each main character, why not have him or her be someone I like? Andy Russell is based, loosely, on a beloved member of my family. He's fun to write about and the boy who inspired the character is even more fun to know. Cam Jansen is based even more loosely on a classmate of mine in the first grade whom we all envied because we thought he had a photographic memory. Now, especially when my children remind me of some promise they said I made, I really envy Cam's amazing memory. I have really enjoyed writing about Cam Jansen and her many adventures. For my books of non-fiction I write about subjects I find fascinating. My first biography was Our Golda: The Life of Golda Meir. To research that book, I bought a 1905 set of encyclopedia. Those books told me what each of the places Golda Meir lived in were like when she lived there. I've written many other biographies, including books about Martin Luther King, Jr; George Washington; Abraham Lincoln; Helen Keller; Harriet Tubman; Anne Frank; and many others in my Picture Book Biography series. I've been a Yankee and a Lou Gehrig fan for decades so I wrote Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man. It's more the story of his great courage than his baseball playing. Children face all sorts of challenges and it's my hope that some will be inspired by the courage of Lou Gehrig. I am working now on another book about a courageous man, Janusz Korczak. My book One Yellow Daffodil is fiction, too, but it's based on scores of interviews I did with Holocaust survivors for my books We Remember the Holocaust, Child of the Warsaw Ghetto, The Number on My Grandfather's Arm, and Hiding from the Nazis. The stories I heard were compelling. One Yellow Daffodil is both a look to the past and to the future, and expresses my belief in the great spirit and strength of our children. I love math and was a math teacher for many years, so it was fun for me to write several math books including Fraction Fun, Calculator Riddles, and Shape Up! Fun with Triangles and Other Polygons. In my office I have this sign, "Don't Think. Just Write!" and that's how I work. I try not to worry about each word, even each sentence or paragraph. For me stories evolve. Writing is a process. I rewrite each sentence, each manuscript, many times. And I work with my editors. I look forward to their suggestions, their help in the almost endless rewrite process. Well, it's time to get back to dreaming, and to writing, my dream of a job. David A. Adler is the author of more than 175 children's books, including the Young Cam Jansen series. He lives in Woodmere, New York.

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 6, 2000
Format: Paperback
The entire "A picture book of..." biography series byDavid Adler is outstanding. Perfect for lower elementary studentsdoing their first real report. Makes a great read-aloud for non-readers as they are easily completed in one sitting. The cute cartoon-like pictures are kid friendly. But most importantly, they are loaded with information including a timeline of important events.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By L. Kiper-Romo on August 2, 2004
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I am preparing a lesson plan for first graders and this book works great as an anticipatory set. The pictures are colorful and engaging. The book also brings simplicity to a biography about Washington, bringing up important facts and dates.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 16, 2004
Format: Paperback
1. The book is about George Washington. The book started at his early childhood and goes to his death. He was a student. He loved arithmetic. Then he was a surveyer of the Virigina wilderness.He fought in the French and Indian War. He got married to a widow with 2 children. Then he was the leader of the Colonial Army.

2.This book made me feel different about the war because they had to suffer in the cold weather.

3. The setting taks place in a lot of different places. The main place of the is at his home. He rides his horse every were he goes.

4. I recomend thisn book to people who lokes to read Historical Fiction.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Celeste_K on August 1, 2005
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The picture book is an awesome referene for children to read and understand the story about Washington. Second Graders will have an easy access to information about George Washington. I strongly recommend this book for teachers to use in their class room. Celeste
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carole P. Roman on March 23, 2014
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Perfect introduction to George Washington for a small child. Entertaining illustrations with one or two brief sentences to whet a child's appetite about our first president. Brief bullet points to give a nice overview, it's not too involved and an educator can choose to introduce more information to match the level of the child. Perfect as a starter book that can begin a unit allowing for a child to pick an area to research for more details. As it is, I find it perfect for the kindergarden set.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 23, 2014
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Great book to teach first graders about George Washington. The story is clear and easy for a first grader to understand. Great teaching tool!
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By Victoria Schare on February 25, 2014
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Very good start to historical knowledge. Very interesting facts are included in the book.
Children will love to read this and to even act it out.
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