House That George Built, The by Suzanne Slade

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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.

About Suzanne Slade

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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.
Published July 1, 2012 by Charlesbridge. 32 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Children's Books.

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It was George Washington who conceived of a superb residence for the American President and directed its development over the 11 years it took to build, including surveying, vetting the design and administering the construction from his presidential office to bring the project in on schedule.

May 16 2012 | Read Full Review of House That George Built, The

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“This is the design, That would stand for all time, That was drawn for the lot, That grand, scenic spot, For the President’s House that George built.” Suzanne Slade has clearly done her homework and writes clearly about the process of the building of the White House and intersperses the non-...

Sep 06 2012 | Read Full Review of House That George Built, The

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