Franklin and Winston [hc]
A Christmas That Changed the World
Written by Douglas Wood & illustrated by Barry Moser
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. Thanks to the skillful work of the author and illustrator, the story of this remarkable time can be shared with a whole new generation.
Back matter includes an afterword, an author’s note, and a bibliography. 40 pages
September 13, 2011