Cover image for Fala / by Kate Klimo ; illustrated by Tim Jessell.
Title:
Fala / by Kate Klimo ; illustrated by Tim Jessell.
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ISBN:
9780553534900
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Random House Childrens Books 2016

New York : Random House, [2016]
Physical Description:
150 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
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Contents:
Big boy -- The shaggy scotsman -- The first dog -- Fala's first christmas -- The dog who owns a president -- The man who smells like a cat -- The little White House -- Infamy! -- Hollywood comes to Fala -- The unfinished portrait.
Abstract:
Fala, the Scottish terrier, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's pet, shares his story with readers, from his puppyhood spent chasing squirrels through his adulthood spent chasing dignitaries around the world with FDR.
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Summary

"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."


Author Notes

"KATE KLIMO is the author of many books for young readers, including the Dog Diaries series books Ginger, Buddy, Barry, Togo, Dash, Stubby, and Sweetie. To learn more about her and her work, visit kateklimo.com."