Genevieve Foster

Genevieve Foster

Genevieve Foster (1893-1979) wrote and illustrated nineteen books of history and biography before her death on August 30, 1979. In 1922, she married Orrington Foster, and they had two children: a boy (named after his father but called Tony) and a girl, Joanna, four years later.

Ms. Foster was fascinated by the idea of looking at history "horizontally" and seeing how events and the lives of people interconnected. "History is drama," she once wrote, "with men and nations as the actors. Why not present it with all the players who belong together on the stage at once rather than only one character on the stage at a time?" Though she had graduated from the University of Wisconsin and then studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago, she felt her knowledge of history was patchy and so as she often pointed out, "it was my own need to understand how things connected that led me to write my first book, George Washington's World."

This was enthusiastically received and was followed by Abraham Lincoln's World, and then four other "world" books: Augustus Caesar's World, The World of Columbus and Sons, The World of Captain John Smith, and The World of William Penn.

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33 Items found
Abraham Lincoln
by Genevieve Foster
from Charles Scribner's Sons
Historical Non-fiction for 7th-10th grade
1945 Newbery Honor Book
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Abraham Lincoln's World
by Genevieve Foster, expanded by Joanna Foster
from Beautiful Feet Books
Historical Non-fiction for 7th-10th grade
1945 Newbery Honor Book
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: HISA-19CW)
$21.95
Abraham Lincoln's World (pictorial cover)
by Genevieve Foster
from Charles Scribner's Sons
Historical Non-fiction for 7th-10th grade
1945 Newbery Honor Book
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Andrew Jackson
by Genevieve Foster
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Augustus Caesar's World
by Genevieve Foster
from Charles Scribner's Sons
Non-fiction for 7th-10th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Augustus Caesar's World
by Genevieve Foster
from Beautiful Feet Books
Non-fiction for 7th-10th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in Ancient Rome (Location: HISW-ANRO)
$21.95 $15.00 (1 in stock)
Birthdays of Freedom Book One
by Genevieve Foster
from Charles Scribner's Sons
for 3rd-6th grade
1953 Newbery Honor Book
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Birthdays of Freedom Book Two
by Genevieve Foster
from Charles Scribner's Sons
for 3rd-6th grade
1953 Newbery Honor Book
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Boyhood Adventures of Our Presidents
by Frances Cavanah, illustrated by Genevieve Foster
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Children of the White House
by Frances Cavanah, illustrated by Genevieve Foster
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Foster Quintet Package
by Genevieve Foster
from Beautiful Feet Books
for 7th-10th grade
in Beautiful Feet Books (Location: HISCUR-BFB)
$87.80
George Washington
An Initial Biography
by Genevieve Foster
from Charles Scribner's Sons
1950 Newbery Honor Book
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
George Washington's World
by Genevieve Foster
from Beautiful Feet Books
History Reference/Biography for 7th-10th grade
1942 Newbery Honor Book
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: HISA-18REV)
$21.95
George Washington's World
by Genevieve Foster
from Beautiful Feet Books
History Reference/Biography for 7th-10th grade
1942 Newbery Honor Book
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: HISA-18REV)
$21.95 $15.00 (1 in stock)
George Washington's World
by Genevieve Foster
from Charles Scribner's Sons
for 7th-10th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
$24.00 (1 in stock)
George Washington's World (pictorial cover)
by Genevieve Foster
from Charles Scribner's Sons
for 7th-10th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Mary Jane's Friends in Holland
by Clara Ingram Judson, illustrated by Genevieve Foster
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Pioneer Girl
by Frances Cavanah, illustrated by Genevieve Foster
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Theodore Roosevelt
by Genevieve Foster
from Beautiful Feet Books
for 4th-9th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$11.95
Theodore Roosevelt
by Genevieve Foster
for 4th-9th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
When and Where in Italy
by Genevieve Foster
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
World of Captain John Smith
by Genevieve Foster
from Beautiful Feet Books
Non-fiction for 7th-10th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in Jamestown Colony (Location: HISA-17JA)
$21.95
World of Captain John Smith (pictorial cover)
by Genevieve Foster
from Charles Scribner's Sons
Non-fiction for 7th-10th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
World of Columbus and Sons
by Genevieve Foster, edited by Rea Berg
Edited from Beautiful Feet Books
History Reference for 7th-10th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: HISA-16EXP)
$21.95
World of Columbus and Sons
by Genevieve Foster
from Beautiful Feet Books
History Reference for 7th-10th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: HISA-16EXP)
$21.95 $15.00 (3 in stock)
World of Columbus and Sons
by Genevieve Foster
from Charles Scribner's Sons
for 7th-10th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
World of William Penn
by Genevieve Foster
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
World of William Penn
by Genevieve Foster
from Beautiful Feet Books
in Colonial America (1690-1765) (Location: HISA-17COL)
$14.95
Year of Independence, 1776
by Genevieve Foster
from Charles Scribner's Sons
History Reference/Biography for 7th-10th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Year of Lincoln, 1861
by Genevieve Foster
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Year of the Horseless Carriage: 1801
by Genevieve Foster
for 3rd-8th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Year of the Horseless Carriage: 1801
by Genevieve Foster
from Beautiful Feet Books
for 3rd-8th grade
in 19th Century America (Location: HISA-19C)
$10.95
Year of the Pilgrims, 1620
by Genevieve Foster
from Charles Scribner's Sons
History Reference/Biography for 7th-10th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)