Farmer George Plants A Nation

A 40-page nonfiction picture book.  Ages 8 and up

Illustrated by Layne Johnson

ISBN: 978-1--59078-460-0

To order click:      Calkins Creek
   An Imprint of Boyds Mills Press
   815 Church St.
   Honesdale, PA 18431

Besides being a general and the first president of the United States, George Washington was also a farmer.  His efforts to create a self-sufficient farm at Mount Vernon mirrored his struggle to form a new nation. Read what George had to say about composting, fertilizers and making the United States the "granary for the world."

* School Library Journal - Hotlist and starred review - "Thomas's enthusiasm for her subject is evident in her storytelling-style text.... a great nonfiction read."  3/08

Booklist - "With big, lush oil paintings and a detailed text .... the hands-on account of the great leader who was also a pioneer farmer will inspire young gardeners." 2/25/08

Publisher's Weekly - "Thomas's history is extremely detailed, full of facts that bring the 18th century farm to life." 2/4/08

Kirkus - "A pleasing new picture book looks at George Washington's career through an agricultural lens."

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