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Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? [Paperback]

By Jean Fritz (Author), Margot Tomes (Illustrator) & Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
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Item description for Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? by Jean Fritz, Margot Tomes & Tomie dePaola...

Portrays the life of King George the Third of Great Britain during the time of the American Revolution

Publishers Description
This entertaining volume sheds light on the life of England's King George III. It begins when he was a bashful boy who blushed easily, goes on to his early days as king, and finally examines his role in the American Revolution - when Americans ceased to think of him as good King George. Fascinating history made accessible for young readers.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? by Jean Fritz, Margot Tomes & Tomie dePaola has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 754
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 501

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Pages   48
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.14" Width: 7.06" Height: 0.13"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 9, 1996
Publisher   Putnam Juvenile
Age  7-11
ISBN  0698114027  
ISBN13  9780698114029  
UPC  051488006992  

Availability  166 units.
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More About Jean Fritz, Margot Tomes & Tomie dePaola

Jean Fritz Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China to American missionaries on November 16, 1915. Living there until she was almost thirteen sparked a lifelong interest in American history. She wrote about her childhood in China in Homesick, My Own Story, a Newbery Honor Book and winner of the National Book Award.
Ms. Fritz was the author of forty-five books for children and young people. Many center on historical American figures, gaining her a reputation as the premier author of biographies for children and young people.
Among the other prestigious awards Ms. Fritz has garnered are: the National Endowment for the Humanities Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award. the Christopher Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Non-Fiction Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and many ALA Notable Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and ALA Booklist Editors' Choice Awards.
She passed away on May 14, 2017.

Jean Fritz currently resides in the state of New York. Jean Fritz was born in 1916.

Jean Fritz has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Unforgettable Americans

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( F ) > Fritz, Jean
3Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > Europe
4Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > Colonial & Revolutionary
5Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > Fiction > Colonial
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7Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12
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history made fun  May 15, 2008
Great little book. Both the writing and illustrations work really well. Humerous and informative. My kids(10 and 8) really enjoyed this book. As did I. An intelligent way to make history fun for younger readers.
By George, he's just a real guy, isn't he?  Oct 22, 2007
Blushing and turning in my toes (just like George, Himself), I, like millions of others stand corrected about that arch-villain of our history, George III! As it turns out, he's a real person, just like the rest of us.

Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? brings his story to life for young readers. There's a lot for parents and teachers to enjoy here, too. Huzzah for Jean Fritz, who knows how to tell "his-story" with a great sense of humor making it as enjoyable as it should be.

This book is a pleasure to read.
Nice history, cutely written and illustrated.  Feb 17, 2006
I bought this book to read with my children (ages 8 and 10). I found the book interesting, and learned a bit about King George's youth. My children thought it wasokay, even though their father was forcing it on them. I even caught my wife sneaking a read.

The writing style is nice and folksy, and the illustrations are charmingly naive. The personal spin it places on the American Revolution, coupled with the emphasis on the British perspective, is a refreshing contrast to some of the more serious books I've read on revolutionary history.

All in all, a nice read.
A Bad Guy?!?!  Oct 23, 2004
King George is considered to be one of the greatest opponents of the American Revolution. But does anyone ever really hear of his good traits until now. And in a childrens book! Well I know I didn't. And after reading this short story I found that ole George wasn't such a bad guy after all. All he wanted was for Brittain to become, well...richer. Couldn't those colonists help pay for some of his debts. Well maybe, if those colonists actually had any SAY in British matters then they should have to pay taxes. Well I still think he wasn't a BAD guy, he just tried to take the easiest way out.

Tomie DePaola and Jean Fritz-I think-make the perfect team. His comical illustrations with her undefinable text make this book a classic.

Fritz or Freedman '04. You decide.
it's fun to read and you learn a lot from it  Apr 15, 2000
I learned all kinds of things about King George, Queen Charlotte and others. It really helped me with my research on the Revolutionary war. In this book you get to learn the funny things about King George and things that happened during his time.

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