George Did It

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written by Suzanne Tripp Jurmaine
Dutton, 2007

  • Received the Monarch Award 2008-2009 Master List
  • 2006 Best Children’s Book of the Year (Selected by the Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education)
  • Editor’s Choice issue of Booklist (January 2006)

“Putting a human face on one of the most famously wooden figures in American history, this picture book focuses on George Washington as a reluctant first presidentā€¦Brightened with watercolor washes, Day’s strong drawings illustrate the story with wit and finesseā€¦this thoroughly engaging book has a great deal to offer young students of American history…” Booklist, Starred Review

“Complemented by witty cartoon drawings, a lively text explains why Americans wanted George Washington to be their first president and how reluctant the successful general felt about accepting the position…” School Library Journal, Starred review