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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Scottie dog Fala helps run a nation!

As President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's nearly constant companion, Fala the Scottish terrier was in the unique position to witness the workings of the U.S. presidency. And now for the first time, the sassy Scottie shares his story with readers--from his idyllic puppyhood spent chasing squirrels through his adulthood spent chasing dignitaries around the world with FDR! This entertaining tail (that is, tale ) gives middle-graders a dog's-eye view of the events leading up to the United States entering World War II, as well as a look at the private side of FDR's life in a wheelchair.

Based on primary source material, with realistic black-and-white illustrations and an appendix including information about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, World War II, Scottish terriers, and more, this is the kind of historical fiction that begs to be read by reluctant readers. It's a perfect choice for supporting Common Core State Standards.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2016.
ISBN: 9780553534924
Branch Call Number: Downloadable Ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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ontherideau Nov 30, 2016

A sweet tender story narrated by President Roosevelt's Scottie. Highlights the dog's sense of duty and purpose and insight into the man who was Roosevelt. Different times in US politics.

Mar 27, 2016

Juvenile rated ‘Fala’ - Excellent sequel to ‘Ginger,’ book one, ‘Buddy,’ book two, and ‘Barry’ book three, ‘Togo’ book four; ‘Dash’ book five, and ‘Sweetie’ book six, ‘Stubby’ book seven, highly recommended for young readers, especially dog lovers. Kate Klimo’s - Dog Diaries Series - provides you insight into a dog’s life from the dog’s viewpoint. They are on par with other great books for children, for example, Betsy Byars ‘My Dog My Hero.’ Doctor-at-Bass-Fishing! Taylor A.

Jan 04, 2016

This sounds really great. I love Dog Diaries! Horse Diaries are also cool. Now, if only they had Cat Diaries....LOL


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