When Theodore Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth president of the United States, was ten years old, his family departed for a year-long tour of Europe. As they traveled, young Teddy kept a journal, describing the places he visited and the fun he had. This book is Teddy's actual writing—though some misspellings have been corrected!
Author Ellen Jackson has selected the most interesting entries, and artist Catherine Brighton has enhanced them with carefully researched and beautifully rendered illustrations. The result is a rare look at the lifestyle of wealthy people in 1869-1870—what they wore, how they traveled, and what major European tourist sites looked like. But what is even more interesting is getting to know a little boy, who was sometimes quite ill (he suffered from asthma), and who occasionally got into trouble, but who was going to become a great leader of his country.
The book includes some additional information on Theodore Roosevelt, as well as some ideas for beginning a journal of your own.