Author: Jean Fritz
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group; Paperback
Ages: 10 - 14
Period: Late 1800's America, Spanish-American War; Non-fiction
Unforgettable Americans Series
Cyclone, earthquake, eruption, dynamo... Some men might not like nicknames like these, but they didn't bother Teddy Roosevelt. He'd always worked hard for the things he wanted. No challenge was too tough: he'd crawl over a cactus to get close to a buffalo; climb up a sheer cliff to reach the summit; and march past other regiments to get to a battle. From national parks to teddy bears, evidence of Roosevelt's influence on America is all around, making him one tornado we'll never forget.
Jean Fritz wrote many fascinating and well-researched books for children on history. Here are some of her most popular books on American history, that you will want to be sure and read:
American history picture books (for ages 9-12):
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?; Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?; George Washington's Breakfast; Shh, We're Writing the Constitution; What's the Big Idea Ben Franklin?; Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?; Where was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?; Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock?; Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams?; and Will You Sign Here, John Hancock.
Unforgettable Americans (for Young Adults):
Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt; Great Little Madison, Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers, Make Way for Sam Houston, and Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold
Other Titles: The Cabin Faced West, The Double Life of Pocahontas, Early Thunder, George Washington's Mother (beginning reader), and Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln (beginning reader).