Farmer George Plants A Nation
A 40-page nonfiction picture book. Ages 8 and up
Illustrated by Layne Johnson
An Imprint of Boyds Mills Press
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."
* NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students
* Nominated for Pennsylvania's 2009-2010 Keystone to Reading Book Award
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