George Washington's Socks

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George Washington's Socks
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Author Elvira Woodruff
Country United States
Language English
Series Time Travel Adventures
Genre Children's fiction
Published 1991, Scholastic
Media type Print, audiobook
Pages 166 pages
ISBN 0590440357

George Washington's Socks is a 1991 children's novel by Elvira Woodruff.[1] It was published by Scholastic Books and is the first book in her Time Travel Adventures series.[2] The book has been used in classrooms to teach children about social studies and American history.[3][4]


When siblings Matthew and Katie enter a rowboat with their friends, the last thing they expected was for them to be transported back in time to 1776. There they meet George Washington himself and find themselves caught up with his struggle for independence.


Publishers Weekly praised the work, writing "The harsh conditions and brutal implications of the historic battle interspersed with snappy dialogue and 20th-century humor proves an appealing mix, though older readers may find the anti-war message a bit heavy-handed."[5] In their publication Pennsylvania Legacies, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania commented that the book would appeal to readers of fantasy novels and adventure stories.[6]


  1. ^ "Woodruff, Elvira". Pennsylvania Center for the Book. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "George Washington's Socks (review)". Horn Book Guide (Book Verdict). Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Mindes, Gail (2006). Teaching Young Children Social Studies. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 161, 183. ISBN 0275982289. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Massey, Dixie D; Heafner, Tina L (Sep 2004). "Promoting reading comprehension in social studies". Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 48 (1): 29. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "George Washington's Socks (review)". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Saad, S. Chris (May 2002). "George Washington's Socks (review)". Pennsylvania Legacies 2 (1): 28. Retrieved 15 June 2014.