Publisher description for Being Teddy Roosevelt / Claudia Mills ; pictures by R.W. Alley.
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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.
This sparkling story about the influence of important historical figures is enhanced by tender, insightful illustrations.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Perseverance (Ethics) -- Fiction.
Single-parent families -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.