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Here is an exciting new telling of the story of America’s first President and greatest hero, George Washington. Boys and girls will be fascinated to learn that young George—though an excellent horseman and a “whiz” at arithmetic—was a very poor speller. He loved the gay parties his brother Lawrence used to give, but he was much more interested in becoming a surveyor and traveling through the wilderness of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
While still a young man, he took a very dangerous journey through Indian country to deliver a message from the Governor of Virginia to the leader of the invading French forces. George’s bravery on this occasion and later when he fought beside General Braddock in the French and Indian Wars, earned him the command of the Virginia soldiers and, years later, he was chosen to command all the American forces in the Revolutionary War.
The story of Washington’s brave leadership of the army through the trying winter of Valley Forge to the final victory at Yorktown is known to all young Americans but, retold with the skill and excitement that Enid Meadowcroft brings to the tale, each young reader will find it a thrilling experience.
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