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  • Author:
    Ingri d'Aulaire,Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
  • ISBN:
    0964380315
  • ISBN13:
    978-0964380318
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  • Publisher:
    Beautiful Feet Books; 1/31/96 edition (March 1, 1996)
  • Pages:
    60 pages
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Ingri Mortenson and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire met in Munich where both were studying art in the 1920's. I would recommend this book to anyone looking to teach their child/students more about George Washington.

Ingri Mortenson and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire met in Munich where both were studying art in the 1920's. Ingri had grown up in Norway; Edgar, the son of a noted portrait painter, was born in Switzerland and had lived in Paris and Florence. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to the United States and began to create the picture books that have established their reputation for unique craftsmanship. One person found this helpful.

Ingri d'Aulaire (December 27, 1904 – October 24, 1980) and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire (September 30, 1898 – May 1, 1986) were American writers and illustrators of children's books who worked primarily as a team.

Ingri d'Aulaire (December 27, 1904 – October 24, 1980) and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire (September 30, 1898 – May 1, 1986) were American writers and illustrators of children's books who worked primarily as a team, completing almost all of their well-known works together. The couple immigrated to the United States from Europe and worked on books that focused on history such as Abraham Lincoln, which won the 1940 Caldecott Medal.

He was born in a little red brick house that his father had built on the oyster-shell hill

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Books by the D’Aulaires introduce homeschooled children to history and mythology in a way they'll enjoy. Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire bring the story of Buffalo Bill and the history of his time to life for young readers. Recommended for ages 4 to 11. Curriculum for The D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths.

D'Aulaire, Ingri, 1904-1980; D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin, 1898-1986; Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990, donor. A simple biography of Washington, telling of the major events in his life and stressing the upbringing that endowed him with the qualities of leadership. DLC. Publication date. Washington, George, 1732-1799, Washington, George, 1732-1799, Presidents, Generals.

Ingri Mortenson and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire met at art school in Munich in 1921. Edgar's father was a noted Italian portrait painter, his mother a Parisian. Ingri, the youngest of five children, traced her lineage back to the Viking kings. The couple married in Norway, then moved to Paris. The enormous continent with all its possibilities and grandeur caught our imagination," Edgar later recalled. A small payment from a bus accident provided the means

About Edgar Parin D'Aulaire. Edgar Parin, originally of Swiss citizenship, was born in Munich, Germany to the noted Italian portrait painter Gino Parin (1867-1944) and Ella Auler, a talented artist and musician who had moved from St. Louis to Paris.

About Edgar Parin D'Aulaire. Edgar Parin took his mother's maiden name when she changed it to from Auler to d'Aulaire. After studying architecture for a year in Munich, he began art studies at its School of Arts and Crafts (de:Kunstgewerbeschule, German)

The work of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire has needed no introduction - their beautiful picture books have delighted countless children ever since. Ingri Mortenson and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire met in Munich where both were studying art in the 1920's.

The work of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire has needed no introduction - their beautiful picture books have delighted countless children ever since.

George Washington book.

"He was born in a little red brick house that his father had built on the oyster-shell hill. By that time so much land had been cleared that the wilderness was far in the distance" (10). So begins the simple and inauspicious life of George Washington, a backwoods Virginia boy destined to become the Father of His Country. Meticulously researched, the d'Aulaires hiked and camped all over Virginia as they imbibed the spirit of this great man. The story follows his growth from young boy to surveyor, to soldier in the French and Indian War where he became a war hero. Then George courted Martha Custis and after their marriage they built a plantation at Mount Vernon. Then we see Washington lead his troops through the dark and hungry days of the Revolution. By exhibiting courage and integrity he inspired the same in his men. Beautiful stone lithograph illustrations bring the story to life for readers young and old.

Abywis
This bio of Washington focuses on the character of the man instead of just a litany of facts and dates compiled about his life. The author shows that, contrary to popular lore, Washington was actually a quick thinking, hospitable man of character. Other authors interpret Washington's mild manners as shyness or in today's lingo, "being uptight". This book looks at his life in a different light and was quite refreshing. Highly recommended.
Lcena
I agree this was brief, yet was politically unbiased to the extent possible; though native Americans might disagree. Lacked mention of the young surgeon, who recommended, correctly, a tracheostomy at his deathbed and was summarily dismissed by Washington's personal doctor. Martha destroyed his personal letters, so this represent our best insight into the amazing temporment of a remarkable man. Yet little was revealed by the Intense quarrel of ideology between Hamilton and Jefferson, and Washington's struggles or lack thereof to maintain decorum.
Peles
The writing was not that interesting. This may be the first bio of Washington I've read as an adult, and is certainly the first work by Wilson. We I not reading Presidential bios for other reasons, I doubt I would return to either the subject or the author.

No notes, no bibliography. From Wilson I would expect a scholarly work, not something that seems to be written for high schoolers.

Not much space on six years as a General, as the President of the Constitutional Convention or as the first President. Not much information in the military or surveying preceding them.
Gholbimand
A book I downloaded to my Kindle, because a) it was for free, b) I like biographies and c) I didn't know anything about George Washington except for that he was the first President of the United States of America.

William Roscoe Thayer wrote this biography in 1922, and the reason for him to do that is stated in the preface, in his own words:

"I was interested to discover, if I could, the human residue which I felt sure must persist in Washington after all was said. Owing to the pernicious drivel of the Reverend Weems no other great man in history has had to live down such a mass of absurdities and deliberate false inventions."

The author also feels he should

"...warn the reader that this book aims only at giving a sketch of George Washington's life and acts."

Well, he succeeded in this, and I did enjoy reading it, also because of the style and language used. There were many words I had to look up, not being at all familiar with military terms (furlough? That certainly wasn't part of the curriculum when I learnt English at school several decades ago!), and Mr. Thayer must have done a lot of research; there are footnotes on almost every page, and an extensive source register makes up the last 10 % of the book.

What he did not manage to do, at least not for me, is to convey a clearer picture of George Washington as a person. Yes, his character, his habits (apparently, he was very fastidious with his clothes), his looks and his way of dealing with problems are thoroughly described, as are the military campaigns and political events he was part of. But if I had to sum up in one word what I feel is lacking here, that word would have to be "atmosphere".

You know when you can really delve into a book, into a story, the characters becoming real for you, the places being conjured up in front of your inner eye, complete with sounds and scents? That did not happen for me here, and I certainly do not blame the author; he probably never intended to create something so personal and atmospheric - after all, he said it himself, the book was supposed to be a sketch.

And at that, it is very good.
Fegelv
This book is so well written I had trouble putting it down. That is very unusual for a dry over done subject like a biography of a very well known subject. I learned so much about Washington and a lot about the beginnings of our country I did not know. How this greedy aristocrat could be at the same time a true humanitarian and leader is fascinating. I will probabley reread this in the future. There was an abundance of well researched information.
Arith
A book written by a politician, a long winded one at that, he tells of George Washington's early life and his early military experiences, The author explains everything that the early revolution leaders argued about and went on and on about how GW suffered at Valley Forge.
Darkshaper
I enjoyed reading and seeing a side to an important founding father that I had not really known much about in the past. Yes, in school way back when, I would have found this more interesting and helpful than the trash we were given to read in our history books. I would say, read it. It gives you a lot, let's you ask questions about history in a good way. It does show the harshness of war and the sentiment of the times in a shortened form. It gave me an interest in learning more about him and others from our beginnings. Granted free always helps, but the information learned was excellent and insightful.
America was surely blessed by Providence to have had such a man to help bring us into existence. Many helped fashion the governmental forms, but it truly was fortunate that such a man as this was here. It was great to refresh my memory of such greatness and I heartily recommend this book.