To Dare Mighty Things

To Dare Mighty Things

The Life of Theodore Roosevelt

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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
"This picture book biography explores the life of Theodore Roosevelt through vivid prose and the president's own words"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Disney*Hyperion Books, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781423124887
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Payne, C. F. - Illustrator


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CRRL_CraigG Jun 25, 2015

Rappaport keeps the text sparse and poetic, allowing C.F. Payne's beautiful illustrations to take precedence. Payne draws Roosevelt with a delicate blend of accuracy and caricature, which nails Teddy's larger-than-life persona.

BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

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From a small, sickly boy with debilitating asthma to a visionary president who approached all things with energy, enthusiasm and an eye towards benefiting all.


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Jun 22, 2015

"he's like my seventh child"


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