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Farmer George plants a nation

Author: Peggy Thomas; Layne Johnson
Publisher: Honesdale, Pa. : Calkins Creek, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Besides being a general and the first president of the United States, George Washington was also a farmer. His efforts to create a self-sufficient farm at Mount Vernon, Virginia, mirrored his struggle to form a new nation. Excerpts from Washington's writings are featured throughout the book, which also includes a timeline, resource section, as well as essays on Washington at Mount Vernon and his thoughts on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Picture books for children
History
Juvenile works
Picture books
Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington; George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peggy Thomas; Layne Johnson
ISBN: 9781590784600 159078460X 9781620910290 1620910292
OCLC Number: 124538503
Awards: Short-listed for Young Hoosier Book Award (Intermediate) 2011
Short-listed for South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (Children's) 2010
Short-listed for Keystone to Reading Book Award (Intermediate) 2010
Description: 40 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Responsibility: Peggy Thomas ; illustrations by Layne Johnson.
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Besides being a general and the first president of the United States, George Washington was also a farmer. His efforts to create a self-sufficient farm at Mount Vernon, Virginia, mirrored his struggle to form a new nation. Excerpts from Washington's writings are featured throughout the book, which also includes a timeline, resource section, as well as essays on Washington at Mount Vernon and his thoughts on slavery.--From publisher description.

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"Sprinkling excerpts from his letters and diaries throughout to allow its subject to speak in his own voice, the narrative makes a convincing case for Washington's place as the nation's First Farmer. Read more...

 
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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-10-14) Good Permalink

     Students often think they know quite a bit about George Washington but they may not know that he was an excellent farmer who cared about the soil, new plants, composting, and even ordered the best books on farming from England so he could educate himself on the "modern techniques". ...
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