Eleanor by Barbara CooneyEleanor by Barbara Cooney


byBarbara Cooney

Paperback | September 15, 1999

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Though she came from a wealthy and privileged family, Eleanor Roosevelt grew up in a cheerless household that left her lonely and shy. Years passed before Eleanor began to discover in herself the qualities of intelligence, compassion, and strength that made her a remarkable woman. In Eleanor, two-time Caldecott Medal winner Barbara Cooney paints a meticulously researched, lushly detailed picture of Eleanor's childhood world--but most importantly, she captures the essence of the little girl whose indomitable spirit would make her one of the greatest and most beloved first ladies of all time.
"There are many biographies of Eleanor Roosevelt, but this one is special?Cooney is at her artistic best." --Booklist
Barbara Cooney was an American writer and illustrator of over 100 children's books, published over sixty years. She won two Caldecott Medals, which are awarded to the year's best-illustrated U.S. picture book, and a National Book Award. Her books have been translated into 10 languages.
Title:EleanorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 7.56 × 0.13 inPublished:September 15, 1999Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140555838

ISBN - 13:9780140555837

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


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Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Barbara Cooney never fails to delight young readers with fantastic stories. Eleanor tells the tale from the childhood perspective of one of America’s most influential First Ladies. Through this inspiring story, children learn how to work diligently and eventually triumph despite unfortunate and unforeseeable circumstances.