Paperback – Picture Book
“He was born in a little red brick house that his father had built on the oyster-shell hill. By that time so much land ... Read more
“He was born in a little red brick house that his father had built on the oyster-shell hill. By that time so much land had been cleared that the wilderness was far in the distance.”
So begins the simple and inauspicious life of George Washington, a backwoods Virginia boy destined to become the Father of His Country. Meticulously researched, the d'Aulaires hiked and camped all over Virginia as they imbibed the spirit of this great man.
The story follows his growth from young boy to surveyor, to soldier in the French and Indian War where he became a war hero. Then George courted Martha Custis and after their marriage they built a plantation at Mount Vernon.
Then we see Washington lead his troops through the dark and hungry days of the Revolution. By exhibiting courage and integrity he inspired the same in his men. Beautiful stone lithograph illustrations bring the story to life for readers young and old.
- Reading Age: 5 - 7 years
- Print Length: 61 pages
- Part of collection: D'Aulaire
- Book Format: Paperback – Picture Book
- Publisher: Beautiful Feet Books
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-0964380318
- Item Weight: 10.4 oz
- Dimensions: 12.3 x 8.87 x 0.24 inches
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