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Diana's White House garden

by Carbone, Elisa,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 9 copies
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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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It's 1943 and Diana Hopkins, the 10-year-old daughter of FDR's chief advisor, lives in the White House with her father. She plays spy by riding the dumbwaiter down to the kitchen and thwarts potential enemies by sticking pins in seat cushions, but these antics land her in trouble. After the president proposes victory gardens, though, Diana learns to prepare soil, plant seeds, water seedlings, and care for growing plants. And when rabbits devour half the seedlings, she learns to start over. In the end, Diana, her father, and the Roosevelts enjoy a supper made with homegrown produce. The president, the First Lady, and their dog have minor roles, but this clearly written story centers on Diana's White House escapades and her gardening experience. Created with pencil, gouache, and digital elements, the illustrations use expressive lines and quiet colors to suggest the period and define the characters. An appended note offers background information. Fictionalized from the reminiscences of Diana Hopkins Halsted, this picture book offers an engaging historical tale with a unique setting.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A 10-year-old living in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's White House finds a way to contribute to the WWII effort in Carbone's (Heroes of the Surf) endearing picture book, based on a true story. Diana Hopkins, the ever-curious daughter of the president's chief advisor, tries being a spy, an important sign-hanging official, and a fighter of enemies, all of which get her into trouble. ("She put pins in all the satin chairs in the Red Room, the Green Room, and the Blue Room. Sharp pins, sticking straight up. That would send enemies away in a hurry.") When the president decides the White House needs its own Victory Garden, Diana jumps at the chance to help. Hill's (Percy and TumTum) vignettes playfully depict Diana's well-meaning mischief and her gardening work with Mrs. Roosevelt and the groundskeeper. The mixed-media illustrations, with their limited palette of muted grays, browns, and pinks, engender a warm, uplifting mood. An author's note includes a photograph of a young Diana with Eleanor Roosevelt and offers more information about the success of the WWII Victory Garden movement. Ages 5-8. Illustrator's agent: Anne Moore Armstrong, Bright Group. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Halsted, Diana Hopkins -- Fiction.
White House (Washington, D.C.) -- Fiction.
Victory gardens -- Fiction.
Gardens -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2016
Contributors Hill, Jen, 1975- illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780670016495
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