Americans only hear of King George as the hated tyrant who raised our taxes on stamps and tea. Jean Fritz shows why exactly he decided to take the courses of action he did, showcasing his fastidious streak from late childhood onwards, his love of order, and his goals to be a good king. What to do when America rebelled and got out of order? Treat them like a father should-with firmness! Tomie dePaola's illustrations perfectly accompany Jean Fritz' engaging biography. 48 pages, softcover. Ages 9-12.
This entertaining volume sheds light on the life of England's King George III. It begins when he was a bashful boy who blushed easily, goes on to his early days as king, and finally examines his role in the American Revolution - when Americans ceased to think of him as good King George. Fascinating history made accessible for young readers.
Jean Fritz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of Homesick, is best known for her engaging and enlightening nonfiction for young readers, including What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?, And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, and Shh! We're Writing the Constitution. She was honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature by the New York State Library Association, and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children's literature.