Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 4.6
Lexile® Measure: 800L
Guided Reading: R
- Colonial and Revolutionary America
- American Revolutionary War
- Monarchy and Royalty
- Historic Figures
About This Book
All King George III ever wanted was for everyone to be as conscientiously obedient in obeying the rules as he was! He did everything to be a good king: he married a princess, he had heirs, and he was a good and faithful steward to his country's money. So why then, did those rebellious American choose to cause so much trouble for him? From the King's royal viewpoint, they were no more than traitors and scoundrels, and a troublesome force to reckon with!
This fabulously creative portrayal of Britain's King George III is certain to stimulate interest in and establish genuine understanding of this early period in the American Revolution. Fritz presents the biography of King George to readers humorously, and with historical acuity. Using fascinating trivia and other tidbits, Fritz enlivens history, and gives young readers insight into this famous King's personality.
Tomie dePaola's well-loved illustrations compliment a text that has been literally showered with honors, including a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year award, and an IRA/CBC Children's Choice Book award. A jolly good read.