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. Ages 6 to 9.