Jack: The Early Years Of John F. Kennedy

Paperback | October 3, 2013

byIlene Cooper

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We all know him as our 35th president, but who was John F. Kennedy before he took political office? Ilene Cooper effortlessly takes us through the young life of one of our most influential leaders, for a reading experience you’ll not soon forget.

Drawing on family letters, anecdotes, recollections,and biography, Ilene Cooper has written a riveting account of John F. Kennedy’s early years from birth to prep school graduation, all set against the colorful background of the Kennedy family and their wildly successful pursuit of the American dream. Completely reformatted, this paperback edition is the perfect companion to adult biographies on JFK, and just right for young historians looking to discover the boy behind the man.

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We all know him as our 35th president, but who was John F. Kennedy before he took political office? Ilene Cooper effortlessly takes us through the young life of one of our most influential leaders, for a reading experience you’ll not soon forget.Drawing on family letters, anecdotes, recollections,and biography, Ilene Cooper has written...

Ilene Cooper (www.ilenecooper.com) is the award-winning author of more than thirty books for children and teenagers. She is the Senior Editor at Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association, and lives outside Chicago, Illinois.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.15 × 7.15 × 0.5 inPublished:October 3, 2013Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0147510317

ISBN - 13:9780147510310

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"The text is full of anecdotes and quotes from family members and intimates, so the book has a personal tone. . .  A unique, highly readable choice for biography collections."--School Library Journal

"The quality of the research in Jack shows both in the way background history is seamlessly interwoven with biography and in the extensive source notes . . . "--Booklist