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Martha Washington : first lady
McPherson, Stephanie Sammartino.
Publication Information:
Springfield, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [1998]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Traces the life of the wife of the first president of the United States, from her childhood in Virginia through her marriage to George Washington to her role in the American Revolution and the early years of the new country's history.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.9 3.0 21123.
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E312.19 .M37 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography

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-- 100+ page biographies of famous Americans.
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Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-6. From the Historical American Biographies series, this book surveys the life of Martha Washington, her youth, two marriages, family life, and public life as the wife of George Washington. Sidebars focus on the history and key figures of the period. Throughout the book, black-and-white photos and reproductions of period paintings and prints illustrate the text. A chronology, a bibliography, a glossary, a list of Internet sites, and chapter notes are appended. Useful, workmanlike fare. --Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal Review

Gr 7-9-Martha Dandridge grew up on a plantation near Williamsburg, VA. Like most women of her time, she was not well educated, but she learned the skills for running a household and living in polite society. These skills stood her in good stead as the wife of America's first president. She entertained important statesmen, welcomed foreign dignitaries, and helped to establish a tradition. McPherson writes of her subject with warmth and portrays her as a person who lived her life with dignity in times of stress and sorrow. The author describes the historical events of the time to set the scene, but does not let George Washington overshadow Martha's story. The facts are accurate and sidebars add anecdotal information about this period in American history. Photos and archival reproductions and extensive chapter notes add to the authority of this volume.-Lynn W. Zimmerman, Southeast Middle School, Greensboro, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.