Friday, June 21, 2013

The Remarkable Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan's presidency spanned eight years of my childhood, the years in which I first remember hearing and seeing a president on television and in the newspaper.  

The Remarkable Ronald Reagan: Cowboy and Commander in Chief by Susan Allen was a great walk down memory lane for me, as I read and enjoyed this picture book. It was also devoured by my fifth grade reader, and enjoyed by my third grader and kindergartener. 

Susan Crandall covers highlights of Ronald's life - from his childhood to his time as a lifeguard to tragic crash of the Space Shuttle Challenger and the assassination attempt against him, The Remarkable Ronald Reagan hits the major milestones of Reagan's life.  Colorful illustrations by Leslie Harrington kept my youngest daughter's interest as we read about this past president.

And, although  I loved the story, I especially love the end of this biography which includes a timeline of important events, shares some letters from his pen-pals, and also some of portions of some of his famous speeches he made while president.

Whatever your own personal political stance, this is a great biography about one of our nation's presidents; I will be ordering my school a copy to add to its collection.

Thanks to TLC Book Tours for the chance to review The Remarkable Ronald Reagan. Visit their website to see the list of other bloggers reviewing this book.

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for thinking to order a copy for your school - I know school libraries are always in need of great new books!

Thanks for being on the tour.