President Theodore Roosevelt is known as "the man with a plan," the "rough rider." His figure stands tall in American history, his legacy stretching him to larger-than-life proportions. But before his rise to fame, he was just "Teedie," a boy with ambitious dreams to change the world.
President Theodore Roosevelt is known as “the man with a plan,” the “rough rider.” His figure stands tall in American history, his legacy stretching him to larger-than-life proportions.
But before his rise to fame, he was just “Teedie,” a boy with ambitious dreams to change the world, and the conviction to see his stupendous imaginings brought to fruition.
As an American president, he left an impressive mark upon his country. He promised a “square deal” to all citizens, he tamed big businesses, and protected the nation’s wildlife and natural beauty. His fearless leadership assured that he would always be remembered, and his robust spirit now dares others to do mighty things.
In her moving picturebook portrait, award-winning author Doreen Rappaport uses her well-honed approach of personal quotes and vivid prose to spin together the tale of a sickly boy who became a monumental man. Coupled with C. F. Payne’s dramatic artwork, the story of President Teddy, touchstone of American history, is brought to life.
About the Author & Illustrator:
Doreen Rappaport‘s nonfiction and historical fiction books have been acclaimed for their meticulous research and varied literary styles. She is the recipient of the Washington Post-Children’s Book Guild lifetime achievement award for the writing of nonfiction. She lives and writes in upstate New York. Visit her at www.doreenrappaport.com.
C.F. Payne is an artist-illustrator whose work has graced the covers of Time Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic Monthly, and more. His artwork has been exhibited at The Cincinnati Art Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, The Norman Rockwell Museum, The Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration, and The Selby Gallery at Ringling College of Art and Design. He currently teaches illustration at Columbus College of Art and Design, where he also serves as co-chair of the Illustration Department. Visit him at www.cfpayne.com.
A Few Reviews:
* School Library Journal Best Book of 2013
* Bank Street Best Children’s Book of 2014
* 2014 The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Blue Ribbon
* 2013 New York Public Library’s “One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing”
* 2014 Green Earth Book Award Shortlist
“Wow! Everyone should have this book! We enjoy it so! Great illustrations! Our favorite aspect of it is that the story is told by quotes from TR himself. Highly recommend.”
“Great for kids to learn about our heroes and good social studies at an early age. Want them to become familiar with our history, people who were true American leaders and the good things our Presidents did and help to navigate through history.”