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Big George: How a Shy Boy Became President Washington

Written by Anne Rockwell and illustrated by Matt Phelan
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A boy from Virginia becomes the first president

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 self-control. At an early age, and without really realizing it, George Washington gathered the qualities he’d need to become one of the greatest leaders America has ever known.

 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.

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Who Wrote Big George: How a Shy Boy Became President Washington

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Anne Rockwell

Anne Rockwell (1934-2018) created 200 beloved picture books, as author, illustrator and collaborator during a prolific career that lasted six decades. Her topics ranged from board books for babies to biographies for young adults. She was a self taught artist who also made sculptures, needlepoint tapestries, and fine art paintings in oil and watercolor. She collaborated as author with many illustrators, including her husband, Harlow Rockwell and her daughter, Lizzy Rockwell.

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Matt Phelan

Matt Phelan has illustrated many books for young readers, including Xander’s Panda Party by Linda Sue Park and Marilyn’sMonster by Michelle Knudson. He has also written and illustrated a number of graphic novels, such as Snow White, a New YorkTimes bestseller, and The Storm in the Barn, winner of the ScottO’Dell award.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0544582462
ISBN 13:
9780544582460
Publication Date:
September 1, 2015