Chasing George Washington

Illustrated by Ard Hoyt
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About The Book

A Class Trip Turns into a Wild-Goose Chase!

Dee, José, and Annie are touring the White House when they accidentally knock an old painting of George Washington off the wall - and the first president escapes! As they race to put him back, the three meet other famous people who lived in the White House.

Chasing George Washington is based on a play produced by the Kennedy Center and the White House Historical Association, written by Karen Zacarías, Deborah Wicks La Puma, and the Young Playwrights Theater, and now touring nationally.

About The Authors

Photo Credit: A. Vincent Scarano

Ronald Kidd is the author of the highly acclaimed Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes Trial, as well as On Beale Street. His novels of adventure, comedy, and mystery have received the Children's Choice Award, an Edgar Award nomination, and honors from the American Library Association, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. He is a two-time O'Neill playwright who lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

About The Illustrators

Photograph © Dan Grover

Ard Hoyt has illustrated a number of books, including the New York Times bestsellers I’m a Manatee by John Lithgow and The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School by Laurie Halse Anderson. Ard lives with his wife and five daughters in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 8, 2009)
  • Length: 80 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416948582
  • Grades: 2 - 5
  • Ages: 7 - 10
  • Lexile ® 450

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Awards and Honors

  • CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book

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