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 Diana's white house garden
 Author: Carbone, Elisa Lynn

 Publisher:  Viking (2016)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [44] p., col. ill., 28 cm.

 BTSB No: 185929 ISBN: 9780670016495
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Halsted, Diana Hopkins -- Childhood and youth -- Fiction
 Roosevelt, Franklin D. -- (Franklin Delano), -- 1882-1945
 Roosevelt, Eleanor, -- 1884-1962 -- Fiction
 White House (Washington, D.C.) -- Fiction
 Gardens -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

It's 1943, President Roosevelt is in office, and Diana's father, Harry Hopkins is his chief advisor. The President requests her help with his newest plan for the country's survival: Victory Gardens!

 Illustrator: Hill, Jen
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.60
   Points: .5   Quiz: 182220
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.40
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 68844

   Kirkus Reviews (03/15/16)
   School Library Journal (00/04/16)
   Booklist (05/15/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 05/15/2016 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. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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