Farmer George Plants a Nation

Authors: Thomas, Peggy
Publisher: Astra Publishing House
BISAC/Subject: JNF007130, JNF007020, JNF025190
ISBN: 9781629792637, Related ISBNs: 159078460X, 1620910292, 1629792632, 9781590784600, 9781620910290
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 40,
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book
American Farm Bureau Foundation for Education Recommended Book

Besides being a general and the first president of the United States, did you know that George Washington was also a farmer? Here's a look at America's first President as he's rarely seen.

George Washington was the first leader of our country—but he was also an inventor, scientist, and the most forward-thinking farmer of his time.  As he worked to make the new country independent, he also struggled to create a self-sufficient farm at Mount Vernon, Virginia. Excerpts from Washington's writings are featured throughout this nonfiction picture book, which also includes a timeline, resource section, as well as essays on Washington at Mount Vernon and his thoughts on slavery. Both the author and illustrator worked closely with the staff of Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens to render an accurate portrait of Farmer George at work.

Nebraska Farm Bureau Children’s Agriculture Book of the Year
Ohio Farm Bureau’s Children’s Book Award
A Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Book of the Year

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List
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