Jack: The Early Years of John F. Kennedy

Jack: The Early Years of John F. Kennedy

by Ilene Cooper
Jack: The Early Years of John F. Kennedy

Jack: The Early Years of John F. Kennedy

by Ilene Cooper



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We all know him as our 35th president, but who was John F. Kennedy before he took political office? Ilene Cooper effortlessly takes us through the young life of one of our most influential leaders, for a reading experience you’ll not soon forget.

Drawing on family letters, anecdotes, recollections,and biography, Ilene Cooper has written a riveting account of John F. Kennedy’s early years from birth to prep school graduation, all set against the colorful background of the Kennedy family and their wildly successful pursuit of the American dream. Completely reformatted, this paperback edition is the perfect companion to adult biographies on JFK, and just right for young historians looking to discover the boy behind the man.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101635209
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/03/2013
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: eBook
Pages: 176
Lexile: 1090L (what's this?)
File size: 31 MB
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Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Ilene Cooper (www.ilenecooper.com) is the award-winning author of more than thirty books for children and teenagers. She is the Senior Editor at Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association, and lives outside Chicago, Illinois.

Table of Contents

The Dare 1

Chapter 1 "A Very, Very Sick Little Boy" 3

Chapter 2 "We Want Winners" 10

Chapter 3 "Better To Take It in Stride" 25

Chapter 4 "Weaving Daydreams" 41

Chapter 5 "A Real Stigma" 49

Chapter 6 Hyannis Port and Hollywood 58

Chapter 7 "The Boy Who Doesn't Get Things Done" 76

Chapter 8 Homesick 85

Chapter 9 "Quite Different from Joe" 93

Chapter 10 Jack and Lem 103

Chapter 11 "An Inner Eye" 112

Chapter 12 Muckers 123

Afterword 136

Source Notes 153

Bibliography 162

Index 164

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"The text is full of anecdotes and quotes from family members and intimates, so the book has a personal tone. . .  A unique, highly readable choice for biography collections."—School Library Journal

"The quality of the research in Jack shows both in the way background history is seamlessly interwoven with biography and in the extensive source notes . . . "—Booklist

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