Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Augusta Stevenson
Illustrator: E. Joseph Dreany
With his father recently passed away, how will young George Washington be able to leave his family to visit his older brother at Mount Vernon? George asks his mother repeatedly for permission to visit his brother, but she says no. While at school, George thinks of several ideas to convince his mother. As he arrives at home at the end of the school day, he comes up with a perfect reason that will let him visit Mount Vernon. The book tells of George Washington’s first victory in a way that readers old and young will enjoy.
This book is perfect for children who are interested in historical figures and are beginning to read chapter books with longer sentences. It is a Level Two in the Ready to Read series and contains high-interest vocabulary words that engage readers. The book is based off an experience from the life of eleven-year-old George Washington, and it also contains a timeline at the end of the book. The timeline has important events from the life of George Washington that will get young readers interested in this prominent historical figure.