“Stay there until the war is won,” Pres. Franklin Roosevelt said to Chester Nimitz after Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941. Nimitz rose to the challenge, eventually becoming commander in chief for US forces in the Pacific theater. The remarkable life of Chester Nimitz is presented for young readers.
Fleet Admiral Nimitz learned the importance of integrity and discipline at his grandfather’s knee throughout his upbringing at the Steamboat Hotel. These lessons served him well through his training and career. As the commander of the Pacific fleet at the Battle of Midway, Nimitz’s natural leadership and years of discipline changed history. Gorgeously illustrated with oil paintings by one of the world’s most renowned military painters, this is a captivating history. Nimitz’s dedication to his county will inspire all who read about him.
About the Author
Jane Sutcliffe is the author of nineteen children’s biographies. Her articles have been published in Highlights for Children, Boys’ Life, and Appleseeds. She is the author of Leonardo’s Monster, also published by Pelican. Fascinated by biographies since she was a child, Sutcliffe has written about Walt Disney, Paul Revere, Amelia Earhart, and John F. Kennedy. She serves as a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, actively participating in the New England chapter. She lives with her family and dog in Tolland, Connecticut.
About the Illustrator
Craig Kodera is a retired commercial pilot and professional artist. His ability to combine his talents in art with his interests in aviation have earned him the R.G. Smith Award for excellence in naval aviation art in 2001 and the Best of the Best award from Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine in 2000. Kodera is also the charter vice president of the American Society of Aviation Artists and the illustrator of the Pelican title A Dream of Pilots. He lives in Clermont, Florida.
CHESTER NIMITZ AND THE SEA
By Jane Sutcliffe
Illustrated by Craig Kodera
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Military & Wars
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Transportation / Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.