Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters

Author:   Barack Obama, President of the USA ,  Sue Buswell (Freelance Editor) ,  Loren Long
Publisher:   Penguin Random House Children's UK
ISBN:  

9780857530462


Pages:   40
Publication Date:   16 November 2010
Recommended Age:   From 5
Format:   Hardback
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In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped his nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all children. Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood. This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from the nation's founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths.

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Author:   Barack Obama, President of the USA ,  Sue Buswell (Freelance Editor) ,  Loren Long
Publisher:   Penguin Random House Children's UK
Imprint:   Doubleday Children's Books
Dimensions:   Width: 23.80cm , Height: 1.00cm , Length: 31.30cm
Weight:   0.565kg
ISBN:  

9780857530462


ISBN 10:   0857530461
Pages:   40
Publication Date:   16 November 2010
Recommended Age:   From 5
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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He has been deliberately liberal in his choice. It is a very beautiful and lyrical book. The roots of the pictures go back to classic American art. It is a very beautifully made book. -- Former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen in conversation with John Wilson BBC Radio 4, Front Row 20101117 A moving tribute to 13 influential Americans and how they helped shape the US ... The message applies to us all - anything is possible and we can achieve whatever we set our minds to. It's a lovely book to share with children. Can we read it and enjoy it? Yes we can -- Natasha Harding The Sun 20101203 Of Thee I Sing is a beautiful hardback picture book that celebrates the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths Junior News & Mail 20110104


He has been deliberately liberal in his choice. It is a very beautiful and lyrical book. The roots of the pictures go back to classic American art. It is a very beautifully made book. -- Former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen In Conversation With John Wilson BBC Radio 4, Front Row 20101117 A moving tribute to 13 influential Americans and how they helped shape the US ... The message applies to us all - anything is possible and we can achieve whatever we set our minds to. It's a lovely book to share with children. Can we read it and enjoy it? Yes we can -- Natasha Harding The Sun 20101203 Of Thee I Sing is a beautiful hardback picture book that celebrates the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths Junior News & Mail 20110104


If Barack Obama wants to quit his day job (and maybe he might), he can probably make it as a children's book author. Certainly, this is a beautiful package: thoughtfully conceived, handsomely illustrated and designed, and with a tight yet evocative text that brings children into the world of 13 famous Americans. Framed as a letter to his daughters ( Have I told you lately how wonderful you are? the book begins), each double-page spread then asks a question that is exemplified by a person of note. Have I told you that you are creative? introduces Georgia O'Keeffe, who helped us see big beauty in what is small: / the hardness of stone and the softness of feather. Most of the people briefly profiled are expected names--George Washington, Jackie Robinson, Helen Keller, Cesar Chavez--but there are a few outliers here as well, including Billie Holiday and Sitting Bull. As the spreads turn, other children join (the unnamed) Malia and Sasha on the question page, each embodying their own


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Barack Obama (Author) Barack Obama is the forty-fourth president of the United States. Born in Hawaii to a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya, he himself is now the father of two. Loren Long (Illustrator) Loren Long is an author and artist whose picture book illustrations have been awarded the SCBWI's coveted Golden Kite Award. He lives in Ohio with his wife and two sons.

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