Thursday, July 03, 2008

American Independence


"There were once two enemies who
were both named George.
George Washington was the man who
freed the American colonies
from the British, and George III
was the British king who lost them.

Was King George a "Royal Brute?"
American patriots said so.
But others hailed him as "The Father of the People."
Was George Washington a traitor?
The king's supporters thought so.
But many celebrated Washington as
"the father of his country."
Who was right?

There are two sides to every story."

Both sides of that story are wonderfully (and comically) told in this beautifully illustrated family favorite, George vs George. The unique objectivity of this American children's book teaches a lesson of perspective in history and underscores the dangers and obstacles the founders (American rebels) faced when forming this nation.