Gr. 2-4. In You're on Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt
, the first in the new Turning Point Book series, St. George marshals the same lively spirit she used in her Caldecott Medal winner So You Want to Be President?
(2000) to tell the story of "Teedie" Roosevelt's childhood. Faulkner's cartoon-style illustrations present the history and the characters from the young boy's viewpoint as St. George describes Roosevelt's triumph over debilitating asthma and his success as an athlete and student. St. George never minimizes Roosevelt's struggle; one particularly memorable picture shows the bespectacled, awkward city weakling being harassed by country bullies. The truth about failure will appeal to kids as much as the gentle message about determination and achievement. Hazel RochmanCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
Judith St. George lives in Connecticut.