George Washington, Our Founding Father


Illustrated by: Mike Wimmer
For Ages: 6 - 9
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Founding father George Washington’s boyhood defined our first president—see how in this picture book biography.

As a boy, with the help of his teachers, George Washington created a list of the values of civility that he wanted to live by:

1. When another speaks, be attentive yourself and disturb not the audience.
2. Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation, for ’tis better to be alone than in bad company.

This richly illustrated picture book is based on that little-known historical document and chronicles George Washington’s life from boyhood to his extraordinary leadership position as the first President of the United States of America.
  • Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 
  • 32 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416954828 | 
  • January 2012 | 
  • Grades 1 - 4

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About the Author

Frank Keating
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Frank Keating

Frank Keating, the governor of Oklahoma for two consecutive terms from 1995 to 2005, is the author of Will Rogers: An American Legend, which received the Golden Spur Award of the Western Writers of America. Mr. Keating lives with his wife, Cathy, in Washington, DC.