Readers follow Rufus and Winston’s friendship through major events in World War II—from the bombings of London and the invasion of Normandy to post-war reconstruction. Secondary text includes quotes from Churchill himself—taken from his rousing speeches to the people of England and to the world. Backmatter includes a timeline of World War II, an author’s note about Churchill’s pets, as well as a short biography, quote sources, and a list of recommended resources for further study.
In her debut picture book, Kathryn Selbert has created a unique look at a significant historical figure and period in world history.
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Rufus’s best friend, Winston Churchill, is a busy man, but most days Rufus and Winston share a walk.
When it’s time for Winston to work, Rufus’s ear twitches as he listens to the prime minister’s favorite fountain pen scratching furiously. Winston rejects his blunders and blotches, and sheets of paper flutter to the floor like pigeons landing in the park. Rufus sniffs each page.