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Being Teddy Roosevelt

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Publisher Comments:

Riley O'Rourke is writing his report on President Teddy Roosevelt in preparation for the fourth-grade biography tea, but he has a far more important goal: to get a saxophone so he can take instrumental music. His mother can't afford to rent him a sax, and he's sure he'll never save up enough money to buy one. But as Riley learns more about Roosevelt's "bully" spirit, he realizes that there just might be a way to solve his problem after all.
 
Claudia Mills' sparkling story about the influence of important historical figures is enhanced by tender, insightful illustrations.
 
Being Teddy Roosevelt is a 2008 Bank Street—Best Children's Book of the Year.

Review:

"Mills (the Gus and Grandpa books) introduces an ingenuous, likable lad whose fourth-grade teacher assigns each student a biography to write, based on a book of at least 100 pages. When Riley hears that at project's end the students will attend a tea party, each dressed as the subject of his or her biography, he is less than thrilled ('To say that Riley would rather die than go to a biography tea would be an exaggeration. But not a big exaggeration'). The young hero is assigned President Teddy Roosevelt, and during his research picks up intriguing and inspirational nuggets about this leader's life. When Riley leaves his note cards for the report on a bus, he realizes that Roosevelt would overcome this obstacle and finds a way to retrieve the cards. Riley's best friend, inspired by the generous spirit of his biography subject, Mahatma Gandhi, helps Riley achieve his goal of playing the saxophone in the school band. On a triumphant concluding note, Riley's teacher praises the boy's intrepid spirit: 'Bully for you, Teddy Roosevelt.' And bully for Mills, whose credible, often comical caper moves along apace, thanks to engaging repartee among the classmates. Alley's animated art enhances the tale's humor and helps capture the characters' diverse personalities. Ages 7-10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

< div> < div> Riley O& #8217; Rourke is writing his report on President Teddy Roosevelt in preparation for the fourth-grade biography tea, but he has a far more important goal: to get a saxophone so he can take instrumental music. His mother can& #8217; t afford to rent him a sax, and he& #8217; s sure he& #8217; ll never save up enough money to buy one. But as Riley learns more about Roosevelt& #8217; s & #8220; bully& #8221; spirit, he realizes that there just might be a way to solve his problem after all.< br> & nbsp; < br> This sparkling story about the influence of important historical figures is enhanced by tender, insightful illustrations.< /div> < /div>

About the Author

Claudia Mills lives in Boulder, Colorado, and is the author of the popular 7 x 9 = Trouble!, an ALA Notable Book. [claudiamillsauthor.com]

R. W. ALLEY is the illustrator of Ziggys Blue-Ribbon Day by Claudia Mills, and the Saxby Smart, Private Detective series by Simon Cheshire. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island. [rwalley.com]

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374306571
Author:
Mills, Claudia
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Illustrator:
Alley, R. W.
Author:
Alley, R. W.
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
People & Places - Other
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Single-parent families
Subject:
People
Subject:
Places/Other
Subject:
Biographical - Other
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Biographical - United States
Subject:
Performing Arts - Music
Edition Description:
Chapter Book
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 2 to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.72 x 5.25 x 0.305 in
Age Level:
07-10

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Product details 112 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374306571 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Mills (the Gus and Grandpa books) introduces an ingenuous, likable lad whose fourth-grade teacher assigns each student a biography to write, based on a book of at least 100 pages. When Riley hears that at project's end the students will attend a tea party, each dressed as the subject of his or her biography, he is less than thrilled ('To say that Riley would rather die than go to a biography tea would be an exaggeration. But not a big exaggeration'). The young hero is assigned President Teddy Roosevelt, and during his research picks up intriguing and inspirational nuggets about this leader's life. When Riley leaves his note cards for the report on a bus, he realizes that Roosevelt would overcome this obstacle and finds a way to retrieve the cards. Riley's best friend, inspired by the generous spirit of his biography subject, Mahatma Gandhi, helps Riley achieve his goal of playing the saxophone in the school band. On a triumphant concluding note, Riley's teacher praises the boy's intrepid spirit: 'Bully for you, Teddy Roosevelt.' And bully for Mills, whose credible, often comical caper moves along apace, thanks to engaging repartee among the classmates. Alley's animated art enhances the tale's humor and helps capture the characters' diverse personalities. Ages 7-10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , < div> < div> Riley O& #8217; Rourke is writing his report on President Teddy Roosevelt in preparation for the fourth-grade biography tea, but he has a far more important goal: to get a saxophone so he can take instrumental music. His mother can& #8217; t afford to rent him a sax, and he& #8217; s sure he& #8217; ll never save up enough money to buy one. But as Riley learns more about Roosevelt& #8217; s & #8220; bully& #8221; spirit, he realizes that there just might be a way to solve his problem after all.< br> & nbsp; < br> This sparkling story about the influence of important historical figures is enhanced by tender, insightful illustrations.< /div> < /div>
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