Finest Hour 170, Fall 2015
Review by Grant Agamalian
Ellen Labrecque with illustrations by Jerry Hoare, Who Was Winston Churchill ? Grosset and Dunlap, 2015, 106 pages, $5.99.
I 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.