In print since 1936, this is the quintessential children's biography of the great American. Thousands of this book have been sold to Mt. Vernon (Washington's home), and it is reputed to be their favorite book for children concerning their hero. Here in a series of lovely lithographs that form a glowing pageant of colonial life, the D'Aulaires have depicted for children and grown ups alike the life of George Washington up to the time he became the "Father of His Country." The authors worked for over two years absorbing every detail of his life and times and with rare storytelling instinct have, with text and pictures, translated it all into the terms of a juvenile's understanding.