Monday, February 20, 2017

Take the Lead, George Washington by Judith St. George illustrated by Daniel Powers*

Divided into illustrated chapters, this book focuses on George Washington's childhood through his teens.  The author focuses on his relationships with his father and step-brother Lawrence (who later wills George Washington Mount Vernon!), his love for mathematics, surveying and the horse back riding.  The last chapter details a long surveying trip he experienced as a sixteen year old which fostered respect and confidence in himself (basically turned him into a confident man).
Apparently Ms. George has written a few more picture books about some other presidents and calls them "turning point books".  Other presidents she has written about are: Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt.
*Highly recommend.
-Borrowed from the library.
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