Eleanor was a quiet girl. She was often afraid, and hid when company came. Though her family was wealthy, she was frequently lonely and her life was cheerless. Her father abandoned her mother, who died when she was eight. Eventually, her father died too. However, despite her unfortunate life, this shy orphan’s strong spirit led her to become one of the most beloved first ladies. Though we know her as the wife of Theodore Roosevelt, not many people are familiar with her childhood. This is a beautifully illustrated book that accurately relates the unlikely childhood of Eleanor Roosevelt.
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