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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
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Tags:Biography, Eleanor Roosevelt, poverty, death, facing the odds, bravery, social class, orphan, boarding school student, inspiration, first lady, afterword

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This is the story of Elenor roosevelt. Although I was familiar with her name, I was not aware of all the things she has acomplished in her life time. I also like how this book also covered her younger years. It was very sad how cruel her mother was to her, and that her father had passed away. I found this book to be very educational. ( )
  SamanthaMulkey | Apr 24, 2014 |
This biography follows the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. I like that it encompasses who life of wealth and that although she was raised in a privileged household, she also faced struggles and sadness, such as the loss of her mother and her father living elsewhere. It ultimately showed how she was over to overcome her loneliness and found herself.

I would use this book in a 3rd grade classroom when learning about historical figures and their strife's and tribulations. ( )
  RiaO | Nov 28, 2013 |
“Eleanor” is a good book for teaching students that they shouldn’t judge people just by the way they look and that anybody can be whatever they want if they are given the chance. In the book, Eleanor is pretty much ignored by her mom and she is always described as plain, ugly, and ordinary. So, Eleanor was never given the chance to achieve anything because no one believed in her and students would be able to relate to this because at some point in time everybody could relate to the feeling that no one cares about them or what they feel. They might’ve felt like they could never achieve anything because no one believed in them. Then at the end of the book Eleanor has someone that believes in her and believes that she could be something and tells her that she is important. Everyone should have someone who believes in him or her because it makes him or her feel they are important and that they can be anything that they want to be. ( )
  brandib90 | Sep 6, 2013 |
This is a great story about Eleanor Roosevelt's childhood. The illustrations really add to the book as they help guide the reader along with the text. It is a great book to show children that no matter what happens to them, they can become anything. Their past does not determine their future. It would be great to be used in Social Studies when discussing influential women or presidents. ( )
  klmontgomery | Sep 5, 2013 |
Cool book. Amazing person. I didn't know that Eleanor knew Teddy Roosevelt! I knew about her being looked down on for her appearance and shyness, but I didn't know about her experiences in boarding school. What a remarkable childhood! Great detail. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
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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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