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Books, Arts & Curiosities – Churchill for Children

Finest Hour 170, Fall 2015

Page 44

Review by Grant Agamalian

Ellen Labrecque with illustrations by Jerry Hoare, Who Was Winston Churchill ? Grosset and Dunlap, 2015, 106 pages, $5.99.
ISBN 978-0448483009

who was winston churchillI liked Who Was Winston Churchill? for two reasons. First it is just over 100 pages, and I had a reading assignment at school that called for a book with a minimum of 100 pages. Secondly, the book is about Winston Churchill. I really admire him and think he is super interesting.

When I flipped through the book at the store I noticed it had lots of nice pictures! That was cool, and it meant less reading too! I read it in one day and liked it. I learned new things about Churchill, and the drawings inside gave me a different perspective than just reading words.

I read the book a second time when the editor of Finest Hour asked me to review it for The Churchill Centre. I still like the book. I think it would be a good first book for kids to read if they were curious about Winston Churchill. Other books I have read about Churchill might scare them off!

Grant Agamalian is a twelve-year-old student in Newport Beach, CA. His artwork appeared on the cover of Finest Hour 168.

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