October 27 Birthday: TO DARE MIGHTY THINGS. Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. President
b. October 27, 1858
d. January 6, 1919

TO DARE MIGHTY THINGS: THE LIFE OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT (Disney Hyperion, 2013)

by Doreen Rappaport
illustrated by C.F. Payne

Overview

President Theodore Roosevelt is known as “the man
with a plan,” the “rough rider.” His figure stands tall in American
history; his legacy stretching him to larger-than-life proportions.

But before his rise to fame, he
was just “Teedie,” a boy with ambitious dreams to change the world, and
the conviction to see his stupendous imaginings brought to fruition.
As an American president, he left
an impressive mark upon his country. He promised a “square deal” to all
citizens, he tamed big businesses, and protected the nation’s wildlife
and natural beauty. His fearless leadership assured that he would always
be remembered, and his robust spirit now dares others to do mighty
things.
In her moving picture book
portrait, award-winning author Doreen Rappaport uses her well-honed
approach of personal quotes and vivid prose to spin together the tale of
a sickly boy who became a monumental man. Coupled with C. F. Payne’s
dramatic artwork, the story of President Teddy, touchstone of American
history, is brought to life.
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