George Washington wanted to be a Virginia gentleman, like his brother Lawrence, until he got the chance to go on a wilderness trip as a surveyor's assistant. It was a rough, and even dangerous, journey. At times George got discouraged, but his grit and determination kept him going. His early trek into the American frontier was a turning point for George, and he proved he was ready for any challenge, from being a general in the Revolutionary War to becoming the first president of the United States! This book features vibrant illustrations by Daniel Powers.