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The House That George Built - Suzanne Slade, Rebecca Bond
The House That George Built
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Everyone knows that George Washington was the father of our country, but how many know that he was also the father of the White House? When he took office, George was determined to build a fine home for future presidents of the new nation. He was involved in every step of the process, from... show more
Everyone knows that George Washington was the father of our country, but how many know that he was also the father of the White House? When he took office, George was determined to build a fine home for future presidents of the new nation. He was involved in every step of the process, from selecting the location to figuring out how to get thousands of heavy bricks to the construction site. He even held a contest to choose the best design for the house. (Thomas Jefferson secretly entered the contest but lost.) George never got to live in his President’s House, but every president since has called it home.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781580892629 (1580892620)
ASIN: 1580892620
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
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ereksonj
ereksonj rated it
What makes this book interesting? First, Julia Bond's illustration style. I enjoyed her impressionistic 'just enough' drawings handle the human figures. She spends more effort on creating a scene, a composition. Transparent watercolors help her control the way my eyes move by keeping the darker area...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
4.0 House That George Built, The
Nicely done with juxtaposition of factual information with rhyming text. Wish a bit more had been said about the role of slaves in the construction.
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