See America's first president as you never have in this surprising and inspiring portrait from Newbery Honor Medalist Sterling North. Meet Washington the frontiersman--a young man who never liked school but who felt at home exploring the far boundaries of colonial America. Follow Washington on his first surveying trip into the wilds of Virginia at age sixteen; on a sailing voyage to Barbados; and on a mission with the British redcoatsinto western Pennsylvania where he narrowly escaped a bloody massacre. North takes us back to a turbulent, violent, and thrilling era in American history, when both a country and the man who led it struggled to define themselves. Paperback, 164 pages.