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  • Published: 15 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780670016495
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 44
  • RRP: $29.99

Diana's White House Garden


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Diana Hopkins lived in a white house. THE White House.

World War II is in full force across the seas. It's 1943, President Roosevelt is in office, and Diana's father, Harry Hopkins, is his chief advisor. And Diana wants to be part of the war effort. After some well-intentioned missteps (her quarantine sign on her father's office door was not well-received), the President requests her help with his newest plan for the country's survival: Victory Gardens!
From award-winning author Elisa Carbone comes the true story of how Diana Hopkins started her own Victory Garden on the White House lawn under the tutelage of Eleanor Roosevelt. With dedication and patience, she showed the nation that the war effort started first on the homefront.

  • Pub date: 15 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780670016495
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 44
  • RRP: $29.99

About the Author

Rosemary Wells

Rosemary Wells is a classic children's writer and illustrator with a worldwide reputation for her very acute observations of children. Born in New York City she attended the Museum School in Boston and then worked as a book designer. Her first book was published in 1972, since when she has published over 30 children's picture books and board books. She recently collaborated with Iona Opie on MY VERY FIRST MOTHER GOOSE which has received huge media attention and been critically acclaimed as a classic.
AUTHOE LIVES: New York, USA

PRAISE FOR NOISY NORA:
'CAN STAND LIMITLESS REREADINGS. A WONDERFULLY CONCISE RHYTHMIC TEXT, WITH FULL STORY IN THE PICTURES.' Sunday Telegraph
'A WONDERFULLY FUNNY STORY' The Mail on Sunday
'THE ILLUSTRATIONS ARE, UNSURPRISINGLY, OF HIGH QUALITY; THE STORYLINE GENTLY AMUSES, THOSE FAMILIAR WITH ROSEMARY WELLS' WORK OVER THE LAST TWENTY FIVE YEARS ARE NOT LIKELY TO BE DISAPPOINTED. SHE IS LIKELY TO ALSO WIN SOME NEW EARLY YEARS ADMIRERES' School Librarian Magazine

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Praise for Diana's White House Garden

“Praise for Diana's White House Garden: "A cheerful mix of gardening, history and patriotism."--New York Times Book Review "Carbone’s straightforward text features just the right details to engage children [and] is complemented by Hill’s mix of simple line drawings and muted colors that evoke the era’s austerity....An important piece of our history."--Kirkus Reviews "Playfully [depicts] Diana’s well-meaning mischief and her gardening work with Mrs. Roosevelt and the groundskeeper."--Publishers Weekly "Carbone's depiction is lively and entertaining [while] Jen Hill's line drawings with muted gray and pastels add to the austerity of the period."--SLC”


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