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Grade 5-8?George Washington's World was first published more than 50 years ago. This expanded edition by Genevieve Foster's daughter incorporates new material, especially in the areas of women's history, African-American history, and Native American history. The purpose of the book is to present a slice of life, or picture of what the world was like during Washington's lifetime. As such, its chapters cover major periods of his life, such as when he was a boy, a soldier, a farmer, a commander, a common citizen, and president. The writing style is engaging, and the narrative, which contains unattributed dialogue, reads more like fiction than a history text. The presentation is enhanced by a generous number of pen-and-ink drawings.?Marilyn Heath, Greenwood High School,
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

"Nothing is more critical, I believe, than that children growing up in these critical explosive days should be given an understanding of American history as a part of the history of the world. Every year this grows more urgent, as increasingly rapid communication integrates world events more closely and the impact of foreign affairs on our own lives becomes more serious and immediate." Genevieve Foster wrote this nearly fifty years ago. It resonates with perhaps more truth today. As a result of this clarion call we have sold many of her enduring "World" titles because of the timeless nature of her books. Her writing style is clear, concise and fluid with her greatest strength as a storyteller being her ability to bring her readers right into the minds and times of her characters.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 357 pages
  • Publisher: Beautiful Feet Bks; Expanded edition (April 10, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 096438034X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964380349
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book was recommended to me by my daughter's 5th grade Catholic curriculum... so it was a surprise to me to CONSTANTLY have to talk over "issues" with her.

First, I have to say that the author does an awesome job of pulling in the children and making history interesting. I LOVE that! I just wish some of the subject matter wasn't so "inaccurate". So if you have an issue with any of the below, then avoid or plan to talk over quite a bit with your children. But if none of it bothers you, go ahead and order and you will be very pleased!

Frederick "The Great" was the first instance of frustration for me. They portray this greedy warmonger as almost an idol to be looked up to; even though he was basically a pre-cursor of Hitler with his drive to conquer the world (thankfully not with Hitler's anti-Semitic leaning). Same with Napoleon. But what was frustrating even more was the fact that they portrayed Frederick's rivals very negatively; basically the author had chosen to elevate Frederick and so the very solidly Catholic Prussian Empress Maria Theresa is portrayed very negatively in spite of the fact that she was simply defending her country which Frederick was trying to steal from her! For those of you who are not aware, she was a solid Catholic figure and was very morally upright (one of the few very solid Catholic's in the history of the world's elite!); so it's particularly frustrating to see her portrayed this way.

The second instance of frustration (which is a huge part of the 2nd half of the book) was the positive portrayal of Voltaire and the French Revolution. I am all for freedom; but comparing the French Revolution with the American Revolution is a huge disservice to the Americans!
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I must admit, when I was growing up, I hated American history above all else. In comparison with British history or world history, it seemed so boring...all facts and no fun. Well, this book will make you enjoy eating your cultural veggies. First of all, the authors took the trouble to include the trivial details about the "players" that make them human and interesting. Also, because of Ms. Foster's unique panoramic approach to history, you are better able to understand the environment that made our heroes and villians what they became. Although this book is considered a children's book, I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone over the age of 10 or so. The text will certainly not bore you, I promise!
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This book is not a biography on George Washington, but rather history told in time slices using the life of George Washington. This author is a great story teller who is easy and fun to read. The tone and feel is that of a journey through the 18th century. The people that are covered include George Washington, Daniel Boone, John Adams, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, Marie Antoinette, Louis XIV and XV, Napoleon, King George III and many more. There are also events such as the French Indian War, Revolutionary War, the French Revolution, and Napoleonic Wars. Important inventions such as the hot air balloon and others are also discussed. Also included are pictures and diagrams that make the book even more interesting. If you are looking for a book that opens up the world view of the 1700's then this is your book.
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My son is using this book as part of his 8th grade history class. It is a testiment to the writer's style that he complained that it was not fair that he was only allowed to read so much in a day. He didn't think it was fair that he should have to stop reading when it got to the "good parts". I love the fact that it puts events around the world in context. I missed that in school.
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I love how this book places you in the world of current events of George Washington's life. it really gives a wonderful perspective on the historical events of the time.
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This was an informative book of the history of George Washington. My son loved seeing our first president as a rambunctious little boy like him and following along as he grew. It made learning history an absolute joy. Genevieve Foster writes to keep the interest of the child while learning is taking place and allows for the child to place himself or herself into the pages of history.
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I was very disappointed with this version of George Washington's World. When I was 6 years old (I am now 74), I read the first version of George Washington's World. It was the first book I ever read by myself. I could read it because the language and history were appropriate for a child that age. The book fascinated me. By reading it, I learned to love to read and to be interested in history. Now I have a granddaughter who is about to turn 6. I wish she could have the version she could read herself. But the subsequent revisions have turned it into a book for older children. My son, her father, will have to read it to her. It would be nice if there were 2 versions - the older one for young children and the current revision for older children. If the 75 year old version is revived, however, it will have to be edited. Some things are not currently acceptable which were at that time.
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