History and biography meet with fantastic illustrations in this narrative that follows the life of President Teddy Roosevelt. Set into the historical context of an expanding America, discover how young Theodore set to work improving both his body and his mind as he exercised to overcome his asthma and continued in studying his lifelong interest in the natural world. The historical context of expanding national interests is included, and timelines across the bottom of most pages provide additional insight into the times in which he lived. Ages 8-12. 144 pages, indexed, hardcover with dust jacket.
The eagerly awaited third title in the Cheryl Harness Histories series paints a vibrant portrait of Theodore RooseveltRough Rider, trustbuster, explorer, President, and morewhose bullish attitude forever changed America.
How did a sickly boy transform himself into one of the country's boldest leaders? You'll get the full storyfront page and behind-the-scenesas only Cheryl Harness can tell it. Through her lively narrative and engaging artwork, readers will see Teddy riding the range in South Dakota, charging up San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War, climbing the political ladder all the way to the White House, breaking up big business, building the Panama Canal, and big-game hunting in Africa. They will also experience life in America when the telephone, airplane, and automobile were all brand-new, when women, blacks, and laborers were demanding equal rights, and when the cry for expansion stretched the borders from Maine to the Philippines and from Puerto Rico to Alaska. This was an age in which Roosevelt's promise to give every American a "square deal" and to "walk softly and carry a big stick" helped build the country into a world power.
With a new adventure on almost every page, readers will find themselves "wowed" by this true story of a larger-than-life American hero, and the country and times in which he lived.
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Cheryl Harness is the author and/or illustrator of some 35 books for children, including 7 picture book biographies for National Geographic. She lives in Independence, MO. Visit Cheryl Harness on the Web at www.cherylharness.com.