Franklin and Winston: A Christmas that Changed the World

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Candlewick Press, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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A compelling look at two leaders who held the world's fate in their hands-- and the holiday visit that sealed a friendship and steered the course of World War II.

At the height of World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill held an extraordinary month-long visit, during which they planned the success of the Allied powers and strategized a continuing peace for when the war ended. Moving from witty banter to gravely serious discussions-- amid a traditional public celebration of the Christmas holiday-- the two cemented a unique bond as they decided how to confront a menace that threatened all of civilization. Now, on the seventieth anniversary of this event, thanks to the skillful work of author Douglas Wood and illustrator Barry Moser, the story of this remarkable time can be shared with a whole new generation.

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User Review  - DayehSensei - LibraryThing

This book documents Winston Churchill's visit to the White House at the height of World War II, just days after Pearl Harbor was attacked, in 1941. The narrative style of the book is very informative ... Read full review

FRANKLIN AND WINSTON: A Christmas That Changed the World

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An engaging chronicle of the month that Roosevelt and Churchill spent together at the White House, forging an affectionate friendship as well as a world-changing alliance. In the waning days of 1941 ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Douglas Wood is the author of GRANDAD'S PRAYERS OF THE EARTH and NO ONE BUT YOU, both illustrated by P.J. Lynch, and MISS LITTLE'S GIFT, illustrated by Jim Burke, as well as the bestselling book OLD TURTLE. Douglas Wood lives in Minnesota.

Barry Moser is the celebrated illustrator of nearly three hundred books for children and adults. His work can be found in the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, among many others. Barry Moser lives in Massachusetts.

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