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 selfcontrol. At an early age, he gathered the qualities he'd need to become the first president of the United States. 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. Includes an author's note. AGES: 6-9 AUTHOR: Anne Rockwell is the author of hundreds of books for children, including Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth, an ALA Notable Children's Book. Visit her website at www.annerockwell.com. Matt Phelan's many books include Very Hairy Bear by Alice Schertle and The Storm in the Barn, winner of the Scott O'Dell Award. Visit his website at www.mattphelan.com.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2015