This book is a tribute to Miss Eaton's opinion of the scholarship and ability of her young readers, for it is as penetrating a study of Washington as any adult could want. In this way, it makes a place for itself, in the midst of the rather wide choice of superficial biographies which have been written ""down"" to young readers. This is an intimate personal biography, starting with his youth (there is nothing of his boyhood) and going on. the Revolution is handled with Washington always in focus, and the subsequent years, usually skimmed by biographers, are given due emphasis. Interesting reading for any age.