A fun take on history from Newbery Honor-winning author, Jean Fritz!
George Washington Allen, a boy who never gives up until he finds out what he wants to know, is determined to learn all there is to know about his namesake, including what the first president ate for breakfast!
“The sprightly, humorous story and likable colored illustrations bring history alive and make research meaningful.” —Booklist
“A delightful book. The plot combines history, biography, research, cooking and a determined child.”–The New York Times Book Review
“Younger and reluctant readers may enjoy this, as it offers a painless way of picking up information.”–School Library Journal
Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China to American missionaries on November 16, 1915. Living there until she was almost thirteen sparked a lifelong interest in American history. She wrote about her childhood in China in Homesick, My Own Story, a… More about Jean Fritz