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    The Many Faces of George Washington
    Remaking a Presidential Icon
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    ©2011
    ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-5608-0
    AR Quiz #: 142624
    AR Points: 5.00
    ATOS Level: 8.20
    Guided Reading: X
    Pages: 120
    Trim Size: 9 3/4 x 9 3/4
    Dewey: 973.4'1092
    Reading Grade Level: 4
    Interest Grade Level: 3-6
    Ages: 8-12
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    DESCRIPTION Carla Killough McClafferty
    "No picture accurately resembled him in the minute traits of his person . . . there was an expression of his face that no painter had succeeded in taking."—London's New Monthly Magazine in 1790

    George Washington's face has been painted, printed, and engraved more than a billion times since his birth in 1732. And yet even in his lifetime, no picture seemed to capture the likeness of the man who is now the most iconic of all our presidents. Worse still, people today often see this founding father as the "old and grumpy" Washington on the dollar bill.

    In 2005 a team of historians, scientists, and artisans at Mount Vernon set out to change the image of our first president. They studied paintings and sculptures, pored over Washington's letters to his tailors and noted other people’s comments about his appearance, even closely examined the many sets of dentures that had been created for Washington. Researchers tapped into skills as diverse as 18th-century leatherworking and cutting-edge computer programming to assemble truer likenesses. Their painstaking research and exacting processes helped create three full-body representations of Washington as he was at key moments in his life. And all along the way, the team gained new insight into a man who was anything but "old and grumpy." Join award-winning author Carla Killough McClafferty as she unveils the statues of the three Georges and rediscovers the man who became the face of a new nation.


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    About the Author
    Carla Killough McClafferty writes nonfiction books for young readers. But writing is not the first career for McClafferty, who is a Radiologic Technologist. Her work as an author began with her debut book, Forgiving God, an inspirational book that deals with the death of her youngest son, Corey. Next, she turned her attention to writing nonfiction for readers in upper elementary, middle school, and high school. Her first three books in this genre were published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux: The Head Bone's Connected to the Neck Bone: The Weird, Wacky and Wonderful X-ray, Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium, and In Defiance of Hitler: The Secret Mission of Varian Fry. Her latest book is The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon (Carolrhoda).

    Her books have been recognized for excellence by the Junior Library Guild, Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the CBC, New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age List, IRA Children's Book Award Winner, a NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book, ALA Best Books for Young Adult List, ALA Amelia Bloomer Project List, NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book, National Council of Social Studies/Children's Book Council Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, Booklist Top Ten Sci-Tech books, NCTE Orbis Pictus recommended book, an International 2008 Society of School Librarians International Book Award Honor Book, Cooperative Children's Book Council (CCBC) Choices 2009 list, Arkansas's 2008-2009 Charlie May Simon Reading List, and received a starred reviews in School Library Journal, Booklist, and Jewish Book World.

    McClafferty is a popular speaker for both children and adults. She has presented at a wide variety of local, national, and international venues, providing workshops and keynote addresses at events which include ALA, AASL, NCTE, IRA national and regional SCBWI conferences. She lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
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    Awards for this Title
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    Cybils
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    Moonbeam Children's Book Award
    School Library Journal Best Book
    SSLI Book Award
    The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon
    The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Guide Book to Gift Books
    Starred Reviews
    The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
    School Library Journal
    "The full-color images are excellent throughout and are astounding when showing the wax reconstructions.... A stellar addition to most libraries." --School Library Journal
    Other Reviews
    Booklist
    "Presenting biographical information as well as exploring Washington's visual representation, this handsome book finds a unique slant on the first president." --Booklist
    Kirkus Reviews
    "Enthusiastic prose and informative photographs convey in considerable detail the work on this project by a variety of experts, including sculptors, archaeologists, historians, dentists, painters, taxidermists and more." --Kirkus Reviews