Cover image for George Washington Carver
Title:
George Washington Carver
ISBN:
9780516236100

9780516246444
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, c2004.
Physical Description:
31 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Reading Level:
530 L Lexile
Summary:
An introduction to the life of the African American scientist who overcame great hardship to make unusual and important discoveries in the field of agriculture.
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Summary

Summary

Presents a brief look at the life of George Washington


Author Notes

Lynea Bowdish is the author of several nonfiction books for children.


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-These biographies provide brief introductions to these men and their greatest achievements but give little information about their personal lives. For example, there is no discussion of Carver having to overcome prejudice, Roosevelt's offspring are not mentioned, and no reference is made to Edison's two wives or children. Roosevelt refers to but never names World War II and the Great Depression. A black-and-white or full-color photograph or painting appears on every spread. There are no time lines to put events into perspective, and the illustrated "Words You Know" sections basically repeat previously used photos with no further clarifications. These texts don't flow as easily as titles in the "First Biographies" or "Famous People in Transportation" series (both Pebble).-Erlene Bishop Killeen, Fox Prairie Elementary School, Stoughton, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.