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Title:
George Washington
Author:
Ransom, Candice F., 1952-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications Co., [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
47 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Describes the life and accomplishments of the first president of the United States.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
680 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.5 1.0 67194.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.7 3 Quiz: 35165 Guided reading level: R.
ISBN:
9780822503743

9780822503842
Format :
Book

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Although legend says that George Washington's teeth were made of wood, they were really made first of cow's teeth, and then from hippopotamus tusks. He became a soldier when he was just nineteen, and when America declared its independence many years later, Washington was chosen to lead the army, and eventually the country.


Author Notes

Candice Ransom was born in Virginia in 1952. She grew up in the country and spent most of her time daydreaming, creating stories in her head once she'd read all the books in her school library. After writing her first book at age 7, she has gone on to write over 100 books for children and young adults.

She has a Masters in Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College and is earning a Masters in Children's Literature from Hollins University. Among her popular titles are The Big Green Pocketbook (1993), One Christmas Dawn (1996), The Promise Quilt (2002), and Liberty Street (2003). Her books have received numerous awards, including the Hodge Podge Society Best Children's Book; Pick of the List; Notable Trade Book in Social Studies; New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Book; New York Library Best One Hundred Book; IRA/Children's Choice; and ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Readers.

Ransom is also a ghostwriter for the Boxcar Children Mysteries, having written 18 titles for the series. She has started the Promise Quilt Literacy Project, which gives books to the children of the Virginia Appalachians. Instead of donating to individuals or to school libraries, Ransom sends 30 new books to a classroom, choosing a different school each month and giving the teacher the option of keeping the books in the classroom or letting each child take one home.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-Young readers are introduced to several Founding Fathers. The authors present rudimentary information about each figure using basic language, with important vocabulary concepts in bold. A mix of imagery, including artistic renderings and glossy photographs of important sites, are appropriately spaced to complement the text. Although the titles briefly discuss the legacy of each Founding Father, they don't address controversial aspects. QR codes linking related activities are included in each section, encouraging further exploration with the help of an adult. -VERDICT A very basic primer on key players in early U.S. history. Large nonfiction collections may want to consider. © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
1. A Young Gentlemanp. 6
2. Virginia Soldierp. 14
3. Mount Vernonp. 18
4. The Fight to Be Freep. 27
5. Leading a New Nationp. 36
Timelinep. 44
Remembering George Washingtonp. 45
Further Readingp. 46
Websitesp. 47
Select Bibliographyp. 47
Indexp. 48