The early life of George Washington in a new, illustrated edition of the classic biography by Sterling North.
Before he became the first president of the United States, George Washington was a frontiersman. North fully captures the spirit of the man as he examines Washington's childhood in colonial Virginia, his work as a teenage surveyor, his early experiences as a member of the Virginia militia, and his many adventures before the American Revolution. The fully rounded man who emerges from this captivating portrait is uncomfortable with words, shy around women, completely at home in the outdoors, and deeply in love with the country he helped found.
Sterling North was one of America's most beloved writers of books for young readers. After attending the University of Chicago, he worked as a reporter and literary editor for newspapers in Chicago and New York before turning to a full-time writing career. His awards included a Newbery Honor, a Young Reader's Choice Award, and a Sequoyah Book Award, among others.