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A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt

A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt

by David A. Adler, Robert Casilla (Illustrator)

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A brief account of the life and accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt.


A brief account of the life and accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-- A crisply written biography enhanced by realistic watercolors. Key events are highlighted, from Roosevelt's early childhood to her role as representative to the United Nations. A list of important dates is included. The few flaws are worth noting. The sentence, ``Eleanor's mother was beautiful, but Eleanor was not a pretty child,'' is contradicted by the illustration. The text also states, ``In 1921 Franklin was stricken with polio. He couldn't walk after that.'' More accurately, he couldn't stand or walk unassisted (without braces, cane, or help from another person). The summary table of important dates is more about Franklin than Eleanor until 1945. And an opinion is stated as fact: ``She was the most important, most loved woman of her time.'' Despite these problems, the book is enjoyable. Other titles that explore Roosevelt's personal and professional life in greater depth are Eleanor Roosevelt (Crowell, 1970; o.p.) by Jane Goodsell and Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World (Viking, 1985) by Doris Faber. --Renee Blumenkrantz, Davis Community Lib . , Bethesda, MD

Product Details

Holiday House, Inc.
Publication date:
Picture Book Biography Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
10.18(w) x 8.33(h) x 0.40(d)
AD680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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Meet the Author

David Adler was born April 10, 1947. He graduated Queens College in 1968 with a BA in economics and education and licenses to teach mathematics and history. He then worked for nine years as a New York City mathematics teacher. While teaching he studied at New York University and in 1971 was awarded an MBA in marketing. He began work on a PhD in marketing when inspiration struck and he wrote his first book, A LITTLE AT A TIME (Random House, 1976). Suddenly his focus changed from marketing to writing.

In 1973 he married Renee Hamada, a psychologist, and in 1977 their first child, Michael was born. By that time David had written several books. He was granted a child-care leave from teaching and while Renee continued her work, David stayed home, took care of Michael, and wrote in earnest. It was during his first year on leave that he wrote CAM JANSEN AND THE MYSTERY OF THE STOLEN DIAMONDS. David's ANDY RUSSELL series was inspired by another family member and the many adventures the family had with his enthusiasm and his pets. He lives in New York State. www.davidaadler.com.

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