Meet George Washington

post written by Emma Filbrun

Title: Meet George Washington
Author: Joan Heilbroner
Series: Landmark Books
Major Themes: George Washington, Easy Readers, Biography, Colonial Era (US), American Revolution, US History 1783-1860
Synopsis: With short chapters and easy vocabulary, this book tells the story of George Washington’s life.

As we studied George Washington’s life, one of the books we chose to read was Meet George Washington. I had forgotten what a simple book it was. If I remember right, we read all 18 chapters of this book in one half-hour session! This book was a good accompaniment to George Washington, Our First Leader, which focused on the famous man’s childhood. Joan Heilbroner has mainly written about his adult life.

The first five chapters skim over George’s boyhood and teenage years, and describe his role in the French and Indian War. Next comes a chapter about his marriage, and then eight chapters about his part in the American Revolution. The last four chapters wrap up the story of Washington’s life, telling about his time as President and his retirement.

This book is a very easy reader. Any 2nd- or 3rd-grader who enjoys true stories will appreciate this book. The vocabulary is pretty easy, and the chapters are so short, at an average of about three pages each, that even a struggling reader can get through one fairly easily. This book is also fairly accurate, as far as I can tell, with the history it tells.

No warnings!

Age Levels:

Read Aloud—Ages 5 – 8
Reading Independently—Ages 7 – 9


Links to buy Meet George Washington:

Amazon: Paperback | Kindle | Hardcover

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George Washington, Easy Readers, Biography, Colonial Era (US), American Revolution, US History 1783-1860

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