The House That George Built

The House That George Built


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THE HOUSE THAT GEORGE BUILT takes readers through the process of how the president’s house came to be—starting with the contest George held to choose the perfect design for this legendary landmark, all the way to President John Adams’s move into the grandiose home. Cleverly written in the familiar format of "The House That Jack Built," author Suzanne Slade supplements her rhyming verse with lively conversational prose, describing how George was involved in this project from beginning to end, from selecting the location to figuring out how to get the thousands of heavy bricks to the construction site. Rebecca Bond’s watercolor illustrations help readers follow the steps to what became the White House as we know it today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580892636
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 778,575
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Suzanne Slade is the author of more than ninety books for children, including CLIMBING LINCOLN'S STEPS, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, and SUSAN B. ANTHONY: FIGHTER FOR FREEDOM AND EQUALITY, an Amelia Bloomer recommended title. Suzanne lives near Chicago, Illinois.

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The House That George Built 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
What a cute way to teach a little history about the building of the White House. The House that George Built is a take on the old song/poem The House that Jack Built. It follows the steps that it took to build the White House starting with the finding the land, drawing the plans, digging the hole, etc. Along with that it gives history of exactly what building was like back then. It also tells about the fact that George Washington was finished his term as President before the house was even finished. At the end there are some resources and facts to enhance the story. A good book for younger children to learn some history. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Holly More than 1 year ago
I received this book from the Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. The House That George Built is based on George Washington's quest to build the house that would be known as The White House. It has a running poem throughout kinda like the book The House Jack Built but with a cool history spin on it on how the White House came to be. I found this book to be a good history book for young kids who want to know more about the White House and George Washington. It's a quick read but filled with tons of wonderful Illustrations and tidbits of info. Thank You to Suzanne Slade for writing a book that makes history come to life!!