George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides
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George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides

Random House / 2007 / Paperback

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George vs. George is one of the few elementary/middle-school level books to present both the British and American perspectives of the Revolutionary War. Avoiding extremities, the good and bad qualities of both Georges and the war are explored with quotes, colorful oil paintings, sidebars, maps and detailed explanations. Learn about the similarities and differences of England and America's governments, armies, viewpoints, land, and of course, King George III and George Washington with this unique look back to the founding of America. 60 pages, indexed, softcover. Grades 5-7. As war is under discussion, parents may wish to preview to ensure appropriateness for their own children.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 64
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 10.50 X 8.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1426300425
ISBN-13: 9781426300424

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Publisher's Description

There are two sides to every story. Rosalyn Schanzer's engaging and wonderfully illustrated book brings to life both sides of the American Revolution.

The narrative introduces anew the two enemies, both named George: George Washington, the man who freed the American colonies from the British, and George III, the British king who lost them. Two leaders on different sides of the Atlantic, yet with more in common than we sometimes acknowledge. We are lead through their story, and the story of their times, and see both sides of the arguments that divided the colonies from the Kingdom. Was King George a "Royal Brute" as American patriots claimed? Or was he, as others believed, "the father of the people?" Was George Washington a scurrilous traitor, as all the king's supporters claimed? Or should we remember and celebrate him as "the father of his country?" Who was right? History teaches us that there are two sides to every story.

Rosalyn Schanzer's book is an accessible account of one the most vital periods in American history. It is also a timeless lesson in seeing history from different points of view. The author spent two years researching books, paintings, cartoons, and descriptions of Revolutionary times. She uses art, text, and first-hand accounts to illustrate how history should never be reduced to simplistic conflicts between the "good guys" and the "bad guys." Her illustrations, and her engaging quote bubbles, bring the Revolution to life again, and allow the characters of the period to speak for themselves. Through its lively text, detailed illustrations, and fully authenticated quotes, George vs. George shines fresh light on both sides of the story of our country's formative years.

Author Bio

Rosalyn Schanzer is the award-winning author and illustrator of numerous books for young readers. An avid photographer, swimmer and adventurer, Schanzer lives in Virginia.

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  1. Heather
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Buyer Bewared - NOT for YOUNGER children
    November 10, 2013
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 1
    I got this book because I love a good story that covers history and I love great illustrations. This book is masterfully written and beautifully illustrated.

    It does not paint a pretty picture of the U.S. and in my mind gives King George far more credit than he deserves.

    What bothered me most however were the references to rape (using that term), cannibalism, loose sexual behavior (redcoats coming in and sleeping around with women in the towns they encountered) and such. This is certainly not material for young children despite the "picture book" look.

    Due to this I'm very surprised and a bit saddened that ChristianBook is marketing this book to children at all, let alone w/out a disclaimer.

    While there are atrocities in war, I feel like this book does a gross mis-service in representing the essence of the Revolutionary War and does not deserve a central place in a child's reading about this subject. It might be usable for highschool as a conversation starter for the ugliness of war as long as it's in context with a rich study aside from this material.
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