Will Rogers: An American Legend (Hardcover)

An American Legend

By Frank Keating, Mike Wimmer (Illustrator)

Harcourt Children's Books, 9780152024055, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2002



"A man only learns by two things," Will Rogers said. "One is reading, and the other is association with smarter people." Will Rogers loved people, and adventure, from the time he was a young boy. As a man, he traveled to the four corners of the globe--and never met a man he didn't like. Filled with Will Rogers's own timeless quotes, this picture book tells the story of a great maverick who lived the American dream.
Governor Frank Keating of Oklahoma and award-winning illustrator Mike Wimmer bring to life a role model--and one of Oklahoma's favorite sons--who was quick on his trusty steed but even quicker with his wits.

About the Author

FRANK KEATING has held many government positions, including assistant secretary of the Department of the Treasury and associate attorney general of the United States. He is currently the governor of Oklahoma, an office he has held since 1995. Governor Keating lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

MIKE WIMMER has illustrated many heralded books for children, including "Home Run," which was called a "grand slam" in a starred review from "Publishers Weekly, "and "Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh," which won the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. He lives in Oklahoma.