Will Rogers by Frank Keating
An American Legend

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"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.

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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.
Published August 15, 2002 by Silver Whistle. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Each trait is illustrated by one of Rogers’s aphorisms: Will’s humble beginnings, for instance, lead to the saying, “No man is great if he thinks he is.” Wimmer’s (Summertime, 1999, etc.) luminous paintings also focus on Rogers’s earthy nature;

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An evocation of Rogers's childhood in Indian Territory, where he learned "to ride and rope as well as any boy or man" and also to love books, abruptly yields to a scene of Rogers suddenly grown up and traveling by plane "everywhere he could" and "always joking and sharing with others the humor an...

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