Who Was Franklin Roosevelt?

Who Was Franklin Roosevelt?

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Although polio left him wheelchair bound, Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office during the Great Depression and served as president during World War II. Elected four times, he spent thirteen years in the White House. How he led the country through tremendously difficult problems, much like the ones facing America today, makes for a timely and engrossing biography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101184943
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/07/2010
Series: Penguin Who Was...Series
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 689,070
Lexile: 710L (what's this?)
File size: 9 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Margaret Frith lives in New York, New York. John O'Brien lives in Delran, New Jersey. Nancy Harrison lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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Who Was Franklin Roosevelt? 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The "Who Was" series is my daughters favorite. She loves to read about historical influences. They are perfect for school projects or just for a good clean fun read. I highly reccomend for kids who are history buffs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my kids for history. We have read others in the series and really enjoyed them. The books keep the kids interest and had a lot more to them than I expected. The books are well written, very informative and entertaining. I would recommend any of the "Who Was..." series.
dawnfires on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: This book is an overview of Franklin Roosevelt life. It begins when he was born and how he grew up, to meeting his wife and becoming President of the United States of America. The reader begins to understand a lot of his accomplishments and what he had to overcome. Personal Reaction:I love reading about World War II, but having this in a small chapter book for kids was really exciting for my boys. We read this together and we couldn't put the book down. I like that something so great is put into simple words for kids to understand. Classroom Extension Ideas:1. This would have to be read to older students or could be read to a chapter a day to younger ones. While the teacher that week is talking about America, they could talk about the presidents and discuss what a great president Roosevelt was for America. 2.Another way to use this book is when your class is discussing presidents, especially during election time. When you could be talking about past and present presidents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
FDR served during the thirties and first half of the forties. Durig that time, Walt Disney made hia first full-length films. The Wizard of Oz came out. Winston Churchill became prime minister in England. World War II raged. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, making America go in war.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One: the "Who was..." series doesnt have any inappropriate words! Two: Franklin D. Roosevelt was a former president, and should be respected, even if he is dead! My grandpa was actually known by F.D.R. Those were his initials. Fredrick Davis Richter... I always would ask him to tell me stories about F.D.R. and he would tell me about Franklin Delano Roosevelt. So, when we were studying F.D.R. I asked if they knew anything about Fredrick Davis Richter, but they said "No. We have not heard of him, but how interesting that he has the same initials of Franklin Delano Roosevelt." And I was shocked, cause I was only 8.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Franklin Roosevelt was the first president to serve more than two terms.He could not walk because he caught a desise called polio.His last words were "I have a terrible headache!" Many people missed him very much after his death.
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I know these books are good. Should I get it. Comment please!
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I can not belevie that i can't even read none of them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book was very disgusting and inappropriate. mh child came home saying dirty words, and i asked where did you get or learn these words and they named this book.
Erin Osgood More than 1 year ago
Hes an amazing guy usually theese books r good but this one is a dissgrace
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You are soooooooooooooooo mean!!!!!!!!!!!!! From, Hannah s