King George: What Was His Problem?

The Whole Hilarious Story of the American Revolution

Steve Sheinkin, illustrated by Tim Robinson

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KING GEORGE NEVER DID UNDERSTAND AMERICANS

“Entire books have been written about the causes of the American Revolution. This isn’t one of them.”  What it is, instead, is utterly interesting, antedotes (John Hancock fixates on salmon), from the inside out (at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, hundreds of soldiers plunged into battle “naked as they were born”) close-up narrative filled with little-known details, lots of quotes that capture the spirit and voices of the principals (“If need be, I will raise one thousand men, subsist them at my own expense, and march myself at their head for the relief of Boston” -- George Washington), and action, It’s the story of the birth of our nation, complete with soldiers, spies, salmon sandwiches, and real facts you can’t help but want to tell to everyone you know.

King George: What Was His Problem? is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Steve Sheinkin, illustrated by Tim Robinson

Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of several fascinating books on American history, including The Notorious Benedict Arnold, which won the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for nonfiction. His recent book Bomb was a Newbery Honor Book, National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Sibert Award as well as the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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King George: What Was His Problem?
The Whole Hilarious Story of the American Revolution
Steve Sheinkin, illustrated by Tim Robinson

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Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, NYPLC Children's Books 100

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
July 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781596435186
ISBN10: 1596435186
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
6 x 8 1/2 inches, 208 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Range: 5 and up Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 880L
AR Quiz Number: 84093
AR Book Level: 2.6
AR Points: 0.5

$9.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Roaring Brook Press
Flash Point
May 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781596433199
ISBN10: 1596433191
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
6 x 8 1/2 inches, 208 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Range: 5 and up Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians


Lexile: 880L
AR Quiz Number: 136856
AR Book Level: 4.2
AR Points: 10

$19.95

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e-Book Agency
Roaring Brook Press
Flash Point
July 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429931588
ISBN10: 1429931582
Middle-Grade Nonfiction208 pages
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Range: 5 and up
$7.12
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