Item description for George Washington -- Soldier, Hero, President (DK Readers, Level 3: Reading Alone) by DK Publishing...
Overview Profiles the farmer's son whose interest in military strategy and leadership ability led him to become a soldier during the French and Indian War, a leader during the Revolutionary War, and the America's first president.
Publishers Description This biography of one of the most famous and recognizable American presidents mark DK's commitment to bringing US history-based biographies to the DK Readers series. In George Washington, the young reader will learn about our first president's childhood, his life as a farmer, statesman, general, and his days as president. The 48-page Level 3 books, designed for children who can read on their own, contain more complex sentence structure and more detail. Young readers will devour these kid-friendly titles, which cover high-interest topics such as sharks, and the Bermuda Triangle, as well as classics like Aladdin. Information boxes highlight historical references, trivia, pronunciation, and other facts about words and names mentioned. Averaging 2,400 to 2,800 words, these books offer a 50/50 picture-to-text ratio. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.
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Studio: DK CHILDREN
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.82" Width: 6.18" Height: 0.12" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Jan 17, 2001
Publisher DK Children
Series Eyewitness Readers
ISBN 0789473771 ISBN13 9780789473776 UPC 635517073775
Availability 0 units.
More About DK Publishing
Dorling Kindersley (DK) is a British multinational publishing company specializing in illustrated reference books for adults and children in 51 languages. It is part of Penguin Random House, a consumer publishing company jointly owned by Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA and Pearson PLC. Bertelsmann owns 53% of the company and Pearson owns 47%.
Established in 1974, DK publishes a range of titles in genres including travel (including Eyewitness Travel Guides), arts and crafts, business, history, cooking, gaming, gardening, health and fitness, natural history, parenting, science and reference. They also publish books for children, toddlers and babies, covering such topics as history, the human body, animals and activities, as well as licensed properties such as LEGO, Disney and DeLiSo, licensor of the toy Sophie La Girafe. DK has offices in New York, London, Munich, New Delhi, Toronto and Melbourne.
Reviews - What do customers think about George Washington -- Soldier, Hero, President (DK Readers, Level 3: Reading Alone)?
Great book for kids with all the facts... Jun 17, 2004
This short biography of George Washington's live is great for classroom use. Written on a 3-4th grade reading level does not take away from the informational value of this text. The text does not leave out the important details to be found in most documentaries. Negative = the book refers to Washington as "George" through out. This often is a problem with children attempting to construct non-fiction writing pieces.
Excellent Intro to the President and the Revolutionary War Jan 15, 2002
My 4-year-old loves having this read outloud to him. He is fascinated by Washington as a soldier and through this biography has learned a lot about the way in which the revolution led to a new government and country. I would highly recommend this book!
Excellent for children and parents alike! Jan 12, 2002
I purchased this book for my 8-year-old son. However, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this wonderful book was full of interesting facts that even I didn't know about George Washington and the history of the United States. This book kept my son's interest throughout its 43 pages of text, which is a rarity. And it also includes interesting illustrations including a photograph of a set of dentures much like George Washington must have worn (fascinatingly disgusting!). "George Washington: Soldier, Hero, President" provided a learning experience for both parent and child, and should be a valuable addition to anyone's home library.