TITLE: Make Your Mark, Franklin Roosevelt
AUTHOR: Judith St. George
ILLUSTRATOR: Britt Spencer
PUBLISHER: Philomel Books, 2007
Young Franklin Roosevelt grew up knowing the finer things in life— sailing, horseback riding, and foxhunts on his family’s large estate. Growing up wealthy meant he could live a gentleman’s life, like his beloved papa. Yet gentlemen weren’t supposed to go into politics, right? But why not? As young Franklin learns from a famous uncle and a famous mentor, there is more to the world than he thought. And about politics? Well, maybe there is more to that, too.
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : When I wrote my HISTORY’S MYSTERIES: Hunting Gris-Gris book about World War II, I did a lot of research on that time in US history. Naturally I read stories about the president during that time, but never did I read about what drove Franklin Delano Roosevelt to become the great, inspiring leader that he became. author, Judith St. George, does with her book is show a different side of this president that young readers may have never read. From a very pampered childhood to a solitary life at boarding school, we catch a glimpse into the soul of a man who later helped change how the world saw the US after World War II. A great addition to any library!
RATING: *****5 Stars*****
1 star…probably not worth your time.
2 stars…there are some things to like but some elements could have been stronger.
3 stars…this story w5ill appeal to some readers, but others might find it lacking something.
4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.
5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!
Fox is set to cook a nice meal until the main ingredient tries to escape! The chase is on as Fox and his friends scurry, hop, and lumber their way to catching those rumbly, tumbly taters. Friendship and teamwork go hand in hand during THE GREAT POTATO RACE!
Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.
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