Presents a biography of the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army and first President of the United States.
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Grade 2-4 Good storytelling and an attention to historical background make this book superior to the usual biographical fare for this age group. Adler breathes life into the complex character of Washington and uses simple quotes from diaries and letters. It is refreshing to see that facts concerning smallpox, slavery, and war are not whitewashed or ignored. Instead they are dealt with directly and without condescension. Although it is impossible for a book of this scope to give a complete synopsis of the historical setting, young readers not familiar with American history may be confused to see Washington begin his military career as a British soldier. The situation with the colonies is not explained until later in the book. This is a quibble, however, for the text is accurate and interesting. Unfortunately the illustrationslackluster black-and-white sketchesdo little to invite readers or enhance the book. Lori A. Janick, Parkwood Elementary School, Pasadena, Tex.
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