A Boy Named FDR by Kathleen Krull, Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher
How Franklin D. Roosevelt Grew Up to Change America

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Franklin D. Roosevelt was born into one of the wealthiest families in America, yet this ultimate rich kid grew up to do more for ordinary Americans than any other president. This appealing picture book biography shows how, from childhood on, FDR  was compassionate, cheerful, determined, and enormously likable. Though he had private tutors as a young boy and later attended an elite boys' school, he played pranks and had down-to-earth fun just like any boy today. 

Kathleen Krull's animated picture book biography focuses on FDR's childhood years through his entry as a young man into politics and his battle with polio. A summary of his achievements as president and a chronology of his life are included. The well-researched text and the evocative illustrations by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher provide an inspiring introduction to one of our greatest presidents.

 

About Kathleen Krull, Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher

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Kathleen Krull lives in San Diego, California. Boris Kulikov lives in New York City.
 
Published April 24, 2013 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 49 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books.

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A detailed author’s note further explains how the Radio Corporation of America challenged and subsequently disregarded Philo’s patent, thrusting him into obscurity.

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This team of three once again encapsulates the life of a famous figure with a childhood view, animated text and expressive oil-and-ink illustrations (The Boy on Fairfield Street, 2004).

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This team of three once again encapsulates the life of a famous figure with a childhood view, animated text and expressive oil-and-ink illustrations (The Boy on Fairfield Street, 2004).

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Krull (Kubla Khan: The Emperor of Everything) details how the ultimate rich kid, who could have had a life of luxurious ease, grew up to become one of America's most renowned 20th-century leaders. T

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Featured in spot art, familiar Seuss characters frolic through these pages, thematically complementing the illustrations while reminding readers why Geisel's life is worth celebrating.

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Later, Farnsworth persuades investors to fund his efforts, which, with the assistance of his wife, Pem, result in the first, primitive “electronic television” in 1927 (incidentally, Pem became the first person ever to be televised).

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Krull (Kubla Khan: The Emperor of Everything) details how "the ultimate rich kid," who could have had a life of luxurious ease, grew up to become one of America's most renowned 20th-century leaders.

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