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Eleanor, Quiet No More: The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt

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Publisher Comments:

Eleanor Roosevelt was raised in a privileged but stern Victorian household, with an affectionate but mostly absent father and a critical mother who made fun of her daughter's looks. Alone and lonely for much of her childhood, Eleanor found solace in books and in the life of her lively and independent mind. Her intellectual gifts and compassionate heart won her the admiration of many friends — and the love of her future husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
 
While other young women of her class were spending time at dances and parties, Eleanor devoted her energies to teaching children in New York City's poorest neighborhoods. Later, she became the most socially and politically active -- and controversial — First Lady America had ever seen. Ambassador, activist, and champion of civil rights, Eleanor Roosevelt changed the soul of America forever.

In her eloquent prose, Doreen Rappaport captures the essence of Eleanors character and the deep significance of her legacy. With beautiful paintings by Gary Kelley and selections from Eleanor's own writings, Eleanors Big Words is an extraordinary tribute to an extraordinary American.

Review:

"Rappaport's spare text and Kelley's handsome paintings, evocative of WPA murals, reclaim the legendary first lady's story for the younger set, revealing the person behind the icon. Writing in clipped, one-or-two-sentence paragraphs that have the feel of blank verse, Rappaport is vivid and frank about Eleanor's unhappy childhood and overbearing mother-in-law ('Sara told Eleanor what clothes to buy and what food to serve.... She even chose their furniture'), although she demurs when it comes to the Roosevelts' own marital problems. Each spread is anchored by a quote from Eleanor herself, set in large type to convey her voice, growing sense of confidence and moral conviction (the opening endpapers read, 'Do something every day that scares you,' setting a powerful tone from the outset). Kelley's muted palette conveys the gravity of the times and provides a striking visual counterpoint to his dramatic, strongly geometric compositions. Even if readers have little sense of history, they will close the book understanding that it was America's great fortune to have Eleanor's life coincide with some of its darkest hours. Ages 5 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In her eloquent prose, Rappaport captures the essence of Eleanor Roosevelt's character and the deep significance of her legacy. With beautiful paintings by Kelley and selections from Eleanor's own writings, this work pays tribute to an extraordinary American. Full color.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786851416
Author:
Rappaport, Doreen
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Illustrator:
Kelley, Gary
Author:
Kelley, Gary
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Presidents' spouses
Subject:
Social reformers
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Subject:
Presidents' spouses -- United States.
Subject:
Situations / Values
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
11 x 10 in 17.2 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 48 pages Hyperion Books - English 9780786851416 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Rappaport's spare text and Kelley's handsome paintings, evocative of WPA murals, reclaim the legendary first lady's story for the younger set, revealing the person behind the icon. Writing in clipped, one-or-two-sentence paragraphs that have the feel of blank verse, Rappaport is vivid and frank about Eleanor's unhappy childhood and overbearing mother-in-law ('Sara told Eleanor what clothes to buy and what food to serve.... She even chose their furniture'), although she demurs when it comes to the Roosevelts' own marital problems. Each spread is anchored by a quote from Eleanor herself, set in large type to convey her voice, growing sense of confidence and moral conviction (the opening endpapers read, 'Do something every day that scares you,' setting a powerful tone from the outset). Kelley's muted palette conveys the gravity of the times and provides a striking visual counterpoint to his dramatic, strongly geometric compositions. Even if readers have little sense of history, they will close the book understanding that it was America's great fortune to have Eleanor's life coincide with some of its darkest hours. Ages 5 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In her eloquent prose, Rappaport captures the essence of Eleanor Roosevelt's character and the deep significance of her legacy. With beautiful paintings by Kelley and selections from Eleanor's own writings, this work pays tribute to an extraordinary American. Full color.
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