Theodore

Theodore Cover

Theodore

By Frank Keating; Mike Wimmer (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689865329, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2006

Description

His name was Theodore, but he is remembered as Teddy. As a young boy, he was a dreamer and a reader and had a curiosity about life he could never satisfy. As the youngest man to ever be president, he led a nation to greatness and he made every day count.

Frank Keating's telling of incidents in Roosevelt's rich and varied life reminds readers how one person can make a difference. Mike Wimmer's exuberant paintings make Roosevelt come to life a century after his presidency.



About the Author
Frank Keating, the governor of Oklahoma for two consecutive terms from 1995 to 2005, is the author of "Will Rogers: An American Legend, "which received the Golden Spur Award of the Western Writers of America. Mr. Keating lives with his wife, Cathy, in Washington, DC.

Mike Wimmer has illustrated many books for children, including "Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth" by Robert Burleigh, which was named an ALA Notable Children s Book and was called a grand slam in a starred review in "Publishers Weekly. "He also illustrated" Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh" by Robert Burleigh, which received the Orbis Pictus Award for nonfiction. He lives in Oklahoma with his family.