George Washington: Soldier and Statesman! (Show Me History!)

by Mark Shulman (Author) Kelly Tindall (Illustrator)

George Washington: Soldier and Statesman! (Show Me History!)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

Show Me History will show you the real man behind the myths!

Known as the "Father of Our Country," George Washington lost his own father at the age of 11, was a surrogate father to Alexander Hamilton, and yet was never a father himself. In war and in peace, he left an unmistakable impression on his new nation in more ways than you know. George Washington: Soldier and Statesman! tells the story of the United States' first president--from his rise as a soldier fighting for American freedom from Great Britain to his legacy as an impartial statesman who put his country before himself. Readers of all ages will be entertained and educated by the full-color illustrations and historically accurate narrative of this graphical biography.


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Gr 4-7--Friends Sam and Libby help tell the stories of the subjects in these graphic biographies. The histories are complete, and most of the time lighthearted. A dog thinks Lewis and Clark should have rented a motorboat, for example. There is, of course, a darker side. Albert Einstein is showed leaving Nazi Germany. Still, the dialogue tends toward being jovial. The writing is completely engaging. The illustrations go a long way to further engage the audience. Additional biographical information is appended in non-graphic form in a "Did You Know?" section. There is a time line, bibliography, glossary, and index to finish off each title. VERDICT These are fine selections for libraries' growing graphic nonfiction collections.

Copyright 2021 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Praise for the Show Me History! series:
"Bunking the notion that history is dull, these titles in the Show Me History! series convey the lives of notable historical figures through colorful and spirited cartoons." —Booklist
Mark Shulman
Mark Shulman has written more than 150 books for kids of all ages, including illustrated stories for Marvel Comics, Scholastic, Chronicle Books, Simon & Schuster, and more. Their subjects include The Incredible Hulk, Madagascar, Shamu the orca, The Amazing World of Gumball, and others. Mark started reading comics when they cost just 15 cents and hasn't stopped. He's still got Silver Surfer #1 in very fine condition, and he's not letting it go.

Ian Churchill is a 25-year veteran comic creator who has worked extensively for Marvel, DC, and Image Comics. Best known for drawing Deadpool, Cable, and Supergirl, he is also the creator, writer, artist, and colorist of the critically acclaimed comic book series, Marineman. For more of his work, follow him on Instagram (@ianchurchill).

Tom Martin graduated from the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, where he studied cartooning and sequential storytelling. When not doing graphic design and private commissions, he worked for Dark Horse, Busstrykk, Hasbro, AT&T, and others. For more of his work, follow him on Instagram (@undeadwizardart) and Twitter (@Tom_Martin_Art).

John Roshell is a co-founder of Comicraft, the lettering and design studio best known for pioneering the process of digitally lettering comic books. He has lettered thousands of comics for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Blizzard, and more; created hundreds of typefaces widely used in comics and video games; and designed loads of logos for franchises like the Avengers, Daredevil, Black Panther, and Angry Birds. He lives in Santa Barbara with his wife Starshine, two boys, and a somewhat ugly dog.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9781645174103
Lexile Measure
350L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Portable Press
Publication date
January 20, 2021
Series
Show Me History!
BISAC categories
JNF007020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical
JNF025190 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States/Colonial & Revolutionary
JNF062010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Biography
Library of Congress categories
History
United States
Graphic novels
Politics and government
Revolution, 1775-1783
Presidents
Cartoons and comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Historical comics
Nonfiction comics
Washington, George
Biographical comics
1789-1809

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