In 2003, our TVs flickered with episodes of "Friends," we were charmed by "Finding Nemo," and Facebook was only a glimmer in Harvard freshmen Mark Zuckerberg's eye. I was also writing my last picture book, DEAR MR. WASHINGTON, about how Gilbert Stuart's children got the president to smile for his portrait on the dollar bill. The book, Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter, comes out this Thursday. Phew!
DEAR MR. WASHINGTON by Lynn Cullen , Nancy Carpenter | Kirkus
Gilbert Stuart, George Washington's portraitist, had 12 children and fretted about his famous subject's unsmiling mien. These details inspire Cullen's story of three rambunctious siblings: Charlotte, James and Baby John Stuart.
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