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George Washington, Our Founding Father (with audio recording)

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Founding father George Washington’s boyhood defined our first president—see how in this picture book biography.

As a boy, with the help of his teachers, George Washington created a list of the values of civility that he wanted to live by:

1. When another speaks, be attentive yourself and disturb not the audience.
2. Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation, for ’tis better to be alone than in bad company.

This richly illustrated picture book is based on that little-known historical document and chronicles George Washington’s life from boyhood to his extraordinary leadership position as the first President of the United States of America.

From Publishers Weekly

Nov 07, 2011 – In the second installment of the Mount Rushmore series (after Theodore) Keating the former governor of Oklahoma and Wimmer offer an accessible and graphically stunning picture book biography of the first president of the United States. Wimmer s remarkably lifelike oil paintings of Washington as a schoolboy, surveyor, soldier, father, and politician are accompanied by a spare, impressionistic first-person narrative, studded with Washington s actual quotes. Reproduced on simulated parchment pages, the text also includes quotations, printed in a script font to resemble handwriting, from the Rules of Civility, which Washington copied as a boy and which became his primer on life. The book reads as an aggregation of memories, not always smoothly linked. After a quick description of Washington s civilian life ( When I left school, I became a surveyor. I was also a blacksmith and a carpenter ) and his devotion to the Rules, the narrative leaps to his military career, referenced in vague terms ( In my twenties I was in the midst of the action. I was a major of militia ). For newcomers to American history, it s an insightful if sometimes choppy portrait of a very human Washington. Ages 6 9.


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  • $10.99
  • Level: Grades 1-4
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: History
  • Published: Jan 03, 2012
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
  • Print Length: 32 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3 or later and iOS 4.2 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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