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Who Was George Washington? Paperback – January 8, 2009

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Roberta Edwards lives in New York, New York. Ken Call lives in Northbrook, Illinois.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 720L (What's this?)
  • Series: Who Was...?
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (January 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0448448920
  • ISBN-13: 978-0448448923
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.2 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is just right for kids in the 1st grade through 5th or 6th. At this age, they haven't heard much about the Revolution or our Founding Fathers, so George is a great book to start with. There are lots of drawings and the reading is easy. The story is even better and books of this reading level will get the facts straight and at the same time encourage our kids to read on. Nice job, I would buy the entire series and read them to my kids at night, at least as often as I read Harry Potter to them.

I like reading about how America looked back in the day and exactly how folks spent their time. Washington and his early days were spent as a privileged citizen. He became a very good horseman and was well respected. His early years as a military leader for the colony were not great. But he did show signs as a leader if not an expert military tactician. He was victorious 3 out of 9 major confrontations with the British. So his war record was not exactly good except for one major accomplishments- he outlasted the British and accepted their surrender at Yorktown. My 1st and 2nd graders were very disappointed that he didn't cut down the cherry tree, so I now leave that out of my presentations. The main thing they gain from this book is that America was all but "one and done" when it came to waging war and gaining their independence. But through trust and outstanding leadership, not only did Washington end the war victoriously, but he was elected our first president. And had he not attended the writing of our constitution and led the representatives, I doubt seriously that the 13 colonies, now states would have ever agreed to become the United States of America back in 1787.

Washington was our leader. The people trusted him and followed his lead through many harrowing experiences.
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By Tam A on March 18, 2010
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This book is easy to read, easy to understand, filled with great information about who George Washington was and the wonderful impact he had on the formation of the United States. I read it to my boys (7 and 9) but it can be read by them alone. I highly recommend all of these Who Was books, they are well written and give a complete picture of the individual and their outstanding talents. We own over a dozen of them. You won't be disappointed!
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I bought these for my third grade classroom. They are great for the biography genre and then to use for report writing. The three years I've used them so far the kids LOVED them. Easy for their reading levels, informative, and people they have heard of in their lives. They would read their own and then read other that they had heard of. Could have left these books out 1/2 year and they would have still been reading them.
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We've used several books in this series to study famous historical figures. These books are great for kids because they have great information, but are not so lengthy that kids would find them overwhelming.
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Good book, fast shipping, nice quick review of Washington's life. Perfect for our homeschool. Large type, pictures, and short chapters make it an easy read. We read one "Who Was..." book each week for enrichment.
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So far my kids and I have read two books of the same series (who was Christopher Columbus and who was George Washington ) for American History in our homeschool curriculum, and both of them were great! These books are written in a very easy language but they give you a good inside of what was going on during their times. They also give you little facts that you won't see in other history books or biographies like George Washington had fake teeth... so it makes these books very entertaining for children 8 and up.
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My (first grade) daughter is really into George Washington, so I bought her this book. We read it together over the course of a few days. I have to say that I really enjoyed reading this just as much as my daughter did. She has a lot of books but this is one that she put up with her favorites.
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This book is wonderful. I was looking for a collection to give to my 8 year old grandson....3 books at a time. This collection fit the "bill". It is informative, well made, full of history and fun illustrations.
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