Teddy Kennedy

Teddy Kennedy

Lion of the Senate

Illustrated by: Patrick Faricy
For Ages: 8 - 12
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This informative and engaging addition to the Childhood of Famous Americans series provides a fascinating look at the boyhood and background of Teddy Kennedy, who, in addition to being the youngest brother of former President John F. Kennedy and the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, grew up to be a revered and beloved senior Democratic senator from Massachusetts.
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439158210 | 
  • August 2010 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7 | 
  • Lexile 1170L
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The Last Son


Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy looked out the window of her suite in St. Margaret’s Hospital in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr. sat in a dark corner near the door.

In a cradle across the room, the new baby slept, a boy whom they had named Edward Moore Kennedy after Joe’s longtime confidante and private secretary. He was their ninth child, four boys and five girls: Joseph Jr., John, Rosemary, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia, Robert, Jean, and now Teddy.

For a few minutes, Rose said nothing, preferring instead to watch the snow falling outside her window. It was February 22,... see more

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