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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: This picture book for older readers focuses on George Washington as farmer, inventor, and scientist. Infused with excerpts from George's letters and diaries, the narrative makes a convincing case for Washington's place as the nation's First Farmer. He invented a combination plow-tiller-harrow, tested different fertilizers, and bred donkeys and horses to create strong mules. His goal to make Mount Vernon self-sufficient carried over to his goal to make the new country independent. Layne Johnson's richly colored oil paintings portray the Colonial era with fine details. The book includes a timeline of Washington's life; shares his views on slavery, and includes a bibliography of additional reading materials and websites.
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