Martha Washington—America’s First First Lady
This book is much more enjoyable and well written than I thought it would be—I really liked it! Almost the entire fictionalized biography focuses on Martha’s childhood. It is a fun book to read, it teaches a lot about the time period, and it supports high moral character. And although this is an easy read, it contains great writing—just the right elevated vocabulary for the age level—and lovely descriptions, such as: “The fireflies began to twinkle in the tall grass along the river.” This is the perfect example of an easy reader that is really entertaining and interesting and yet is so much more than empty, fast-paced adventure—it is inspiring and gives the reader a deeper understanding of history, cultures, character, and human nature. I highly recommend this book!
|Region||North America, United States|
|Period||18th Century, 1700s|
|The Good and the Beautiful Library||No|