Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out

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Product Details

Price
$29.99  $27.59
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
9.48 X 10.88 X 0.97 inches | 2.94 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780763620677

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About the Author

The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance is a not-for-profit literacy organization founded in 1997 by Mary Brigid Barrett and composed of award-winning children's authors and illustrators, including M. T. Anderson, Natalie Babbitt, Susan Cooper, Nikki Grimes, Steven Kellogg, David Macaulay, Patricia MacLachlan, Gregory Maguire, Patricia and Fredrick McKissack, Linda Sue Park, and Katherine Paterson. For more information about the NCBLA's goals and activities, visit www.thencbla.org.

Reviews

Fascinating information, challenging ideas, and appealing artwork.
--School Library Journal (starred review)

Among the most provocative entries are works by artists who 'look in' on the White House with a demonstrably personal vision: David Small shares color sketches of 'backstairs at the White House, ' a study in contrasts; Bob Kolar arranges the presidents as if on a board game, with clever annotations (who knew President Arthur held a yard sale while in office?)...the volume makes the invaluable point that history does not have to be remote or abstract, but a personal and ongoing engagement.
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Unique bits and pieces (including Jefferson's fascination with fossils and William Henry Harrison's purchase of a national cow) create a browser's dream as readers explore the nooks and crannies of American history
--The Horn Book (starred review)