Big George How a Shy Boy Became President Washington

Big george

A boy from Virginia becomes the first president

Before he was the face on the dollar bill, George Washington was a shy boy with a hot temper. But George had character and adaptability. He taught himself courage and self-control. At an early age, and without really realizing it, George Washington gathered the qualities he’d need to become one of the greatest leaders America has ever known. Anne Rockwell’s prose is dignified, Matt Phelan’s illustrations are striking, and the details they reveal about George Washington’s early days are fascinating, sometimes tragic, and always moving.---from the publisher

48 pages                          978-0544582460                              Ages 6-9

Keywords:  biography,  president, growing up, shyness, self confidence, courage, finding yourself, self control, American history, historical biography, American Revolution, political biography, informational picture book, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, Social Studies Curriculum

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