Action Presidents #1: George Washington!

by Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey

On Sale: 02/06/2018

Action Presidents #1: George Washington!

by Fred Van Lente

illustrated by Ryan Dunlavey

On Sale: 02/06/2018


About the Book

Where the history is real and the jokes are fake! "A delightful, educational spin on history—and plenty of jokes," said School Library Journal. "Sheer joy," praised Booklist in a starred review.

The first Action Presidents book will turn even the most reluctant reader into a history buff. George Washington, ultimate founding father and awesome American, practically jumps off the page.

We all know that George Washington was our first president and a hero of the American Revolution, but did you also know that he didn’t want to be president and had teeth so bad that he hated to smile?

Wimpy Kid meets the Who Was … series in these hilarious new graphic novels from New York Times bestselling comic book author Fred Van Lente and award-winning cartoonist Ryan Dunlavey.

U.S. history comes to life like never before! Historically accurate and highly entertaining, Action Presidents is perfect for curious minds. With timelines, maps, charts, and more, readers will keep learning until the last page.

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Critical Praise

“Debunking myths of chopped-down cherry trees and wooden teeth, this delightful, educational spin on history includes well-known stories of the United States’ first president—and plenty of jokes.” - School Library Journal

“Readers who appreciate a goofier approach to history, such as Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, will enjoy this graphic biography.” - Kirkus Reviews

“This is sharply written history of America’s first President, with hilarious artwork always keeping things lively—it’s highly recommended.” - Comic Book Resources

“Illustrating in the loose, exaggerated style of his previous books, Dunlavey mixes tense sequences of military battles and political confrontations with caricatured reactions. Van Lente aims to contextualize historical figures who are often blindly lionized, a goal that comes through clearly amid a flurry of gags and jokes.” - Publishers Weekly

★ “Sheer joy. Van Lente and Dunlavey launch a new middle-grade series featuring, as the cover proclaims, ‘Real history! Fake jokes!’ The blurb, however, does no justice to either the density of historical facts or the breathless pace of the humor.“ - Booklist (starred review)

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062394057
  • ISBN 10: 0062394053
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 02/06/2018
  • Pages: 128
  • List Price:12.50 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / History
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.)
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods

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