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Who Was Franklin Roosevelt?

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Although polio left him wheelchair bound, Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office during the Great Depression and served as president during World War II. Elected four times, he spent thirteen years in the White House. How he led the country through tremendously difficult problems, much like the ones facing America today, makes for a timely and engrossing biography.
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Who Was Franklin Roosevelt?

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Overview


Although polio left him wheelchair bound, Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office during the Great Depression and served as president during World War II. Elected four times, he spent thirteen years in the White House. How he led the country through tremendously difficult problems, much like the ones facing America today, makes for a timely and engrossing biography.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jennifer Lehmann
This addition to the "Who Was...?" series gives an excellent view of the life of Franklin Roosevelt. The discussion of his childhood years smoothly leads to the description of his marriage, his political life, and his activism in support of polio research. He was not president during easy times, but difficult topics like the Great Depression and U.S. involvement in World War II are explained clearly and simply for the intended audience. The only things left unclear are the meanings behind the many initialed programs he started. Modern readers could be easily confused by what AAA and NRA may stand for. In addition to the narration of the main events in his life, well-placed sidebars give interesting details without distracting from the text. Did you know that his picture is on the dime in honor of his work for the March of Dimes? The personal difficulties he faced with an overbearing mother and the effects of polio are sensitively described, and the mistakes and unpopular decisions he made are respectfully mentioned. Readers are left with a positive but human image of this president. The text also includes a time line of FDR's life alongside a time line of world events, and a bibliography with starred entries showing those appropriate for children. Reviewer: Jennifer Lehmann
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780448453460
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 1/7/2010
  • Series: Who Was...? Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 109,076
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 710L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 7.64 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author


Margaret Frith lives in New York, New York. John O'Brien lives in Delran, New Jersey. Nancy Harrison lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    "Who Was" books.

    The "Who Was" series is my daughters favorite. She loves to read about historical influences. They are perfect for school projects or just for a good clean fun read. I highly reccomend for kids who are history buffs.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    Highly recommended

    I bought this for my kids for history. We have read others in the series and really enjoyed them. The books keep the kids interest and had a lot more to them than I expected. The books are well written, very informative and entertaining. I would recommend any of the "Who Was..." series.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Should I?

    I know these books are good. Should I get it. Comment please!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2011

    For1st one

    You are soooooooooooooooo mean!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    From,
    Hannah s

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2014

    People are acting unrespectful to a late president, but his death doen't mean you CAN be unrespectful!

    One: the "Who was..." series doesnt have any inappropriate words! Two: Franklin D. Roosevelt was a former president, and should be respected, even if he is dead! My grandpa was actually known by F.D.R. Those were his initials. Fredrick Davis Richter... I always would ask him to tell me stories about F.D.R. and he would tell me about Franklin Delano Roosevelt. So, when we were studying F.D.R. I asked if they knew anything about Fredrick Davis Richter, but they said "No. We have not heard of him, but how interesting that he has the same initials of Franklin Delano Roosevelt." And I was shocked, cause I was only 8.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2014

    GR GREAT BOOK!

    Franklin Roosevelt was the first president to serve more than two terms.He could not walk because he caught a desise called polio.His last words were "I have a terrible headache!" Many people missed him very much after his death.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Anna Kate

    I lovthis book!Infact I love nooks!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    Boringv

    I can not belevie that i can't even read none of them

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    inappropriate

    this book was very disgusting and inappropriate. mh child came home saying dirty words, and i asked where did you get or learn these words and they named this book.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2011

    Boring

    Hes an amazing guy usually theese books r good but this one is a dissgrace

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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