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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
FSG Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978037470689096 Pages, Ages 7-10
Riley O'Rourke is writing his report on President Teddy Roosevelt in preparation for the fourth-grade biography tea, but he has a far more important goal: to get a saxophone so he can take instrumental music. His mother can't afford to rent him a sax, and he's sure he'll never save up enough money to buy one. But as Riley learns more about Roosevelt's "bully" spirit, he realizes that there just might be a way to solve his problem after all.
Claudia Mills' sparkling story about the influence of important historical figures is enhanced by tender, insightful illustrations.
Being Teddy Roosevelt is a 2008 Bank Street—Best Children's Book of the Year.
Illinois Bluestem Book Award ML, Oklahoma Sequoyah YA Book Award ML, Rhode Island Children's Book Award ML, Iowa Children's Choice Award Master List, Rhode Island Children's Book Award Master List, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, New Mexico Land of Enchantment ML, Oregon Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Master List, Oregon Beverly Cleary Children's Choice A ML, New Mexico Land of Enchantment Master List
Riley gave up.
He couldn't find his language arts notebook in his desk or in his backpack. He must have forgotten it somewhere.
"Does everybody have his or her notebook ready?" Mrs. Harrow asked. "Riley?"
"I think I left...