ROOM FOR MR. ROOSEVELT by Ambrose Flack

ROOM FOR MR. ROOSEVELT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A somewhat synthetic and definitely bromidic chronicle of a Scandinavian family in Syracuse about 1910 and the silent influence over their lives of Theodore Roosevelt's picture and correspondence. Equipped with a virtuous, kindly mother, a free-enterprising, shoemaker-philosopher father, a lisping brother, a beautiful sister and the author in adolescence, the story revolves around the worship of T.R., a tramp who was rehabilitated and affianced to the daughter, mother's bakery and father's cobbling and some social events highlighted by a midget and a half breed Indian. The pair of shoes Father made for Roosevelt's African trek are worn later for the tramp's return to Maine to make peace with his family and all ends well with the author's dream of a lovely visit from Teddy. A pleasant if pallid serving of the old recipes for the whole family.

Pub Date: April 23rd, 1951
Publisher: Crowell