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Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt! Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Fritz, Jean, Wimmer, Mike (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0698116097     ISBN-13: 9780698116092
Publisher: Puffin
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 1997

Annotation: Today's preeminent biographer for young people brings to life the colorful 26th president.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Presidents; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Political
Dewey: 973.91/1/092
LCCN: BL 99785950
Lexile Measure: 980
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Unforgettable Americans
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 5.00" W x 0.50" (0.25 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 6606
Reading Level: 6.8   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 4.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q01654
Reading Level: 6.8   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 7.0
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Publisher Description:
Today's preeminent biographer for young people brings to life our colorful twenty-sixth president. Conservationist, hunter, family man, politician, Teddy Roosevelt commanded the respect and admiration of many who marveled at his energy, drive, and achievements.
-- "An outstanding portrait of one of America's favorite characters that should have a place in all children's collections". -- School Library Journal, starred review,
-- "This colorful, idiosyncratic President, long a biographer's favorite, has never been portrayed with more beguiling wit, precision, and honesty. An excellent book".

Contributor Bio(s): Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China to American missionaries on November 16, 1915. Living there until she was almost thirteen sparked a lifelong interest in American history.  She wrote about her childhood in China in Homesick, My Own Story, a Newbery Honor Book and winner of the National Book Award.
     Ms. Fritz was the author of forty-five books for children and young people. Many center on historical American figures, gaining her a reputation as the premier author of biographies for children and young people.
     Among the other prestigious awards Ms. Fritz has garnered are: the National Humanities Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award. the Christopher Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Non-Fiction Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and many ALA Notable Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice Awards.
     She passed away on May 14, 2017.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1997 February #1)
"This thoroughly entertaining biography," said PW, "can be summed up in one word: Bully!" Ages 10-14. (Feb.) Copyright 1998 Publishers Weekly Reviews

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1991 May #2)
``On the whole,'' Theodore Roosevelt once wrote, ``I have continued all my life to have a better time year after year.'' Roosevelt lived his life like the hero of a classic children's tale: he was a small, ailing boy who overcame his physical problems--seemingly by sheer enthusiasm and will power--to achieve a career filled with adventure, fun and success. As usual, Fritz ( The Double Life of Pocahontas ; Shh! We're Writing the Constitution ) makes the most of her material, as she presents an irresistible portrait of a unique, larger-than-life American. Roosevelt comes alive through such telling details as the clothes he wore (ever the dandy, he strutted through his stint as New York City's Police Commissioner in pink shirts and ``a black silk cummerbund with tassels reaching to his knees''), the lively games he played with his children and homely observations: ``Teddy couldn't get along without a rocking chair. Even when he sat down to rest, he liked to feel that at least his chair was on the go.'' Fritz also chronicles T.R.'s political career and his impact on the nation through his work in conservation, legislation and tax reforms. This thoroughly entertaining biography can be summed up in one word: Bully! Ages 10-14. (May) Copyright 1991 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1991 July)
Gr 5-8-- This very fine biography captures the exuberance and enthusiasm of Teddy Roosevelt without resorting to the fictionalization and unrestrained hero worship that has been so common in biographies for children in the past. It covers Roosevelt's entire life from his sickly childhood through his political career and presidency to his last expedition in the jungles of South America shortly before his death. Fritz discusses both his personal life and public achievements, emphasizing his role in the early conservation movement and his drives for reform in government and industry. She quotes him frequently, using letters, speeches, and memoirs (all documented in notes). She also includes a strong bibliography. The real strength of this book, however, is its look into Roosevelt's spirit. It communicates how his determination and drive changed both politics and the presidency, and how those changes helped create what we know as the modern presidency. Fritz is admiring of Roosevelt, but she also points out his weaknesses and faults. As usual, her writing and organization are excellent. An outstanding portrait of one of America's favorite characters that should have a place in all children's collections. Bully for this book! --Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High Sch . , MO Copyright 1991 Cahners Business Information.
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