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Eleanor (Picture Puffins) by Barbara Cooney

Eleanor (Picture Puffins) (edition 1999)

by Barbara Cooney

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Title:Eleanor (Picture Puffins)
Authors:Barbara Cooney
Info:Puffin (1999), Edition: 1st Scholastic, Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Biography, Eleanor Roosevelt, poverty, death, facing the odds, bravery, social class, orphan, boarding school student, inspiration, first lady, afterword

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I love this book! Its about Eleanor Roosevelt's childhood and a great book to get students interested in history! I remember loving this book so much growing up and its very inspiring.
  kes030 | Apr 30, 2015 |
This is a book that reviews the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. This book can be used in History during lessons about past presidents.. Students will like this book because it is based on a real person and real events that happened in someones life who was influential in history. ( )
  KRW15 | Apr 30, 2015 |
This story of Eleanor Roosevelt tells the truth about her upbringing and all her trials in her life. It was very educational in that it went into detail about how her mother was cruel and her father passed away at an early age. She was a remarkable women that should be honored in an elementary classroom when students are learning about historical figure. ( )
  Kdd026 | Apr 29, 2015 |
This book would be good to show students that greatness can come out of a bad situation. It is also good when talking about the presidents, since she becomes a first lady, or when talking about the beginning of the century. I think students will like this book because they will see that others have become influential despite the background they came from. ( )
  Kate_Schulte078 | Apr 29, 2015 |
A dense book with lots of information about first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. It follows through her childhood and her time away at school as a young lady. Since she had a rather bleak, sad childhood, this is not a cheerful book. But, it's a true look at a real life and worth sharing with children. ( )
  herethere | Mar 18, 2015 |
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Award-winning author Cooney presents a well-researched and poignant storybook biography of Eleanor Roosevelt's childhood. The wartime First Lady of the New Deal, who became one of the most beloved Americans for her empathy with the downtrodden, was famously unglamorous and plain in looks, even as a child. Her beautiful and awful mother humiliated the little girl, calling her Granny, "because she is so funny and old-fashioned looking." Orphaned at nine the girl eventually found her way to confidence, helped initially by a boarding-school headmistress. The book mentions only briefly Roosevelt's later achievements, so a parent will have to supply a little context for this tale of an ugly duckling who turns into, not a swan, but a fulfilled and happy duck.

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Presents the childhood of Eleanor Roosevelt, who married a president of the United States and became known as a great humanitarian.

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