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Our White House : looking in, looking out

Format: Print Book 2008
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Summary
"Fantastic. . . . If you don't find one of your favorite writers in this book, we'll be surprised." -- The Washington Post

Back matter includes source notes, notes on contributor, and an index.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The White House is the focus of this handsome, large-format compendium of writings, both factual and fictional, and illustrations. The book opens with historian David McCullough's introduction to the anthology and Gregory Maguire's invitation to look into the White House and out from it at the world. Poems and essays, stories and memoirs all combine to create a mosaic of impressions of the house's residents and visitors and of the important events that occurred there. The arrangement of entries is chronological. Varied in tone, viewpoint, and purpose, the writings create a sense of many voices, young and old, and many visions. The often-spectacular artwork, beautifully reproduced on glossy paper, is particularly striking. With contributions from more than 100 notable contemporary children's writers and illustrators as well as former presidents, their family members, and others who wrote firsthand accounts of their experiences, this is a unique resource that will intrigue children about their country's history.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Eight years in the making, this anthology of White House history convenes an all-star roster of 108 children's authors and illustrators, as well as a few scholars and former White House employees and residents--and it is a blue-ribbon choice for family sharing during an election year. Chronologically ordered, the entries range from poems to presidential speeches, satirical cartoons to stately portraits; despite the talents of the literary contributors (Kate DiCamillo offers a poem about Lincoln's death, Patricia MacLachlan describes Eleanor Roosevelt's rescue of a cat belonging to a young girl), perhaps the most striking writings are those that most closely adhere to the historical record. Barbara Kerley details Thomas Jefferson's passion for paleontology, and M.T. Anderson describes White House ghosts (Churchill, visited by a spectral Lincoln, "tapped the ash off the end of his cigar and said, 'Good evening, Mr. President. You seem to have me at a disadvantage' "). But few of the writers create the same impact as the occasional document: Robert Kennedy addresses the nation after Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated, and Richard Nixon bids farewell to the White House staff. (That young readers will react to these documents is in no small part due to the writers' success in establishing the contexts for them.) 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?); Peter Sís supplies 37 characteristically enigmatic portraits to illustrate freedom to worship. Although a few entries seem formulaic, the volume makes the invaluable point that history does not have to be remote or abstract, but a personal and ongoing engagement. Ages 10-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects White House (Washington, D.C.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
White House (Washington, D.C.) -- History.
Washington (D.C.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Politics and government -- Juvenile literature.
Washington (D.C.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
United States -- Politics and government.
Publisher Cambridge. Mass. :Candlewick Press,2008
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance.
Language English
Description xiii, 241 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 231) and index.
ISBN 9780763620677 (hc.)
076362067X (hc.)
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