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George Washington (Let Freedom Ring Series)

George Washington (Let Freedom Ring Series)

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Follows the life of the revered leader George Washington. Covers Washington's childhood on a farm and his early lessons on being a gentleman to his experience in the French and Indian War, his military leadership in the Revolutionary War, and finally, his role as first President of the United States. Publisher: Capestone Press. Hardcover, 48 pages. Measures 7.25" x 9.25" x 0.25". Weighs 9.4 oz. 
George Washington for Kids: His Life and Times 21 Activities

George Washington for Kids: His Life and Times 21 Activities

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George Washington comes alive in this fascinating activity book that introduces the leader to whom citizens turned again and again--to lead them through eight long years of war, to guide them as they wrote a new Constitution, and to act as the new nation's first executive leader. Children will learn how, shortly after his death in 1799, people began transforming George Washington from a man into a myth. But Washington was a complex individual who, like everyone, had hopes and fears, successes and failures. In his early 20s, for instance, Washington's actions helped plunge Great Britain and France into war. He later fought for liberty and independence, yet owned slaves himself (eventually freeing them in his will). This book weaves a rich tapestry of Washington's life, allowing kids to connect with his story in 21 hands-on projects based on his experiences and the times in which he lived. Children will learn how to tie a cravat, write with a quill pen, follow animal tracks, sew a lady's cap, plant a garden, roll a beeswax candle, play a game of Quoits, and make a replica of Washington's commander-in-chief flag. The text includes a time line, glossary, websites, travel resources, and a reading list for further study. Publisher: Chicago Review Press. Paperback, 130 pages. Measures 11" x 8.5" x 0.3". Weighs 1 lb 3.3 oz.
Meet George Washington

Meet George Washington

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George Washington grew up in the English colony of Virginia. He was tall and strong, fair in judgment, and respected by his friends as a good leader. As he grew older, George saw how England took advantage of the American colonies--and he didn't like it. When the colonies declared their independence, George was chosen to lead their army as its general. And when the colonies won their freedom, George was elected to lead the new nation as its first president. Publisher: Random House Books for Young Reader. Paperback, 66 pages. Measures 5.2" x 7.6" x 0.2". Weighs 2.2 oz.
Picture Book of George Washington

Picture Book of George Washington

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The life and legacy of our nation's first president, also known ascommander of the Continental Army, husband to Martha, and an avid farmer and equestrian. Over two hundred years after his death, George Washington remains one of the most studied figures in American history. This clear and concise picture book biography covers the important facts and historical background, complemented by charming illustrations. The text details Washington's early life as well as the Revolutionary War and his impressive career as leader of the newly formed United States. Young readers will love learning more about the man who was "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen." Back matter features a timeline. Repackaged paperback edition has an elegant new series design! For almost thirty years, David Adler's Picture Book Biography series has profiled famous people who changed the world. Colorful, kid-friendly illustrations combine with Adler's "expert mixtures of facts and personality" (Booklist) to introduce young readers to history through compelling biographies of presidents, heroes, inventors, explorers, and adventurers. These books are ideal for first and second graders interested in history, or who need reliable sources for school book reports. Publisher: Holiday House. Paperback, 32 pages. Measures 9.5" x 8". Weighs 4.3 oz.
Potomac Canal George Washington and the Waterway West

Potomac Canal George Washington and the Waterway West

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The Potomac Canal: George Washington and the Waterway West is a history of a new nation's first effort to link the rich western agricultural lands with the coastal port cities of the east. The Potomac Canal Company was founded in 1785, and was active until it was overtaken by the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company in 1828. During its operation, the canal system was used to ship flour from mills in the foothills of Appalachia to the tidewater of the Chesapeake, where the flour was shipped to the Caribbean as trade for sugar and other goods. This trade soon became the basis of agricultural wealth in West Virginia's eastern panhandle and throughout the Appalachian Piedmont. Coal was also shipped via the canal system from the upper reaches of the Potomac River to workshops at Harpers Ferry and beyond. This industrial trade route laid the foundation for what would eventually become the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.Publisher: West Virginia University Press. Paperback, 376 Pages. Measures 9.75"x8.5"x1" . Weighs 3 lbs 6.8 oz.
Story of George Washington

The Story of George Washington

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Explore George Washington's childhood and presidency with this 200-word board book perfect for little learners! This little book introduces George Washington, one of the forefathers of the United States, and its first president. Simple, toddler-friendly text tells the infamous story of the cherry tree from his childhood, his part in the Revolutionary War, and his presidency. Accompanied by vivid and engaging illustrations, The Story of George Washington will help even the smallest children understand who George Washington is, and why he is so important. Publisher: Worthy Kids. Hardcover, 24 pages. Measures 5.25" x 6.25" x 0.75". Weighs 7.7 oz.