FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Whether she was at a ball or on a battlefield, Martha Washington set the standard for all future First Ladies with her quiet determination and courage.
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Candice Ransom is the author of 70 books for children and young adults. More than 45 of her books have been translated into 11 languages. Her books have been chosen as Pick of the List, ALA Notable for Reluctant Readers, and a Book of the Month Club selection. She has given many keynote addresses to reading councils and lives in Virginia.
Karen Ritz has illustrated books for all ages, including "Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express," a Reading Rainbow feature book. She has a degree in children's literature from the University of Minnesota and teaches illustration and workshops on visual literacy. She lives with her husband and two children in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Grade 2-4-The story of Martha Washington's adult life is told in simplistic sentences set in large type and accompanied by a soft watercolor painting on each spread. The book begins with her marriage to Daniel Parke Custis and takes readers through her life with her second husband, George Washington. There is no information about her early years, where she was born, or her family. Her birth date is not mentioned in the text but is included in a chronology at the end.
Kristina Aaronson, Henniker Community School, NH
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Book Description Lerner Publishing Group, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110876149182
Book Description Lerner Publishing Group, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0876149182