A Boy Named FDR

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A Boy Named FDR

How Franklin D. Roosevelt Grew Up to Change America

By Kathleen Krull; Steve Johnson (Illustrator); Lou Fancher (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375857164, 48pp.

Publication Date: December 28, 2010

Description

Franklin D. Roosevelt was born into one of the wealthiest families in America, yet this ultimate rich kid grew up to do more for ordinary Americans than any other president. This appealing picture book biography shows how, from childhood on, FDR was compassionate, cheerful, determined, and enormously likable. Though he had private tutors as a young boy and later attended an elite boys' school, he played pranks and had down-to-earth fun just like any boy today.
Kathleen Krull's animated picture book biography focuses on FDR's childhood years through his entry as a young man into politics and his battle with polio. A summary of his achievements as president and a chronology of his life are included. The well-researched text and the evocative illustrations by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher provide an inspiring introduction to one of our greatest presidents.