Author-illustrator Rosalyn Schanzer takes a unique and lively approach to the story of the American Revolution by weaving the tale around two quite similar leadersGeorge Washington and King George IIIwith two very different viewpoints. In contrast to many American history books, George vs. George allows kids to view the events from both sideswith a pinch of humor. Impeccably researched narrative and detailed full-color paintings show glimpses of life in both England and Colonial America and present a broad view of the events leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.
Loads of primary source quotes presented in speech bubbles help provide a full account of the birth of the United States, offering insights into the actions and convictions of participants on both sides of the Atlantic. Children have a rare opportunity to observe the inner workings of the British government and the British military. The last part of the book describes the aftermath of the war and what happened to both Georges, followed by a bibliography, source notes, and an index.
Rosalyn Schanzer is the award-winning author and illustrator of over 13 books for young people. An avid photographer and masters swimmer, she has swam with sharks in Belize, hiked through the jungles of Ecuador and in the rain forests of the Amazon River basin, investigated Inca history at Machu Picchu, climbed the Andes, and helped sail a famous boat from Bermuda to Boston. She lives in Virginia with her husband.
"This is a lovely book, showing historical inquiry at its best: consideration of both sides, a sound research basis, attribution of sources, and interesting writing .this book provides the perfect meld of instructional tool and general-interest reading."starred review, School Library Journal
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