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The Buck Stops Here: The Presidents of the United Statesby Alice Provensen
Synopses & Reviews
A classic, poetic introduction to the forty-four presidents!
Do you know which president never attended school? Which president had fifteen children? The first president to keep an automobile at the White House? The only unelected president?
The Buck Stops Here is filled with fascinating details that tell the history of the forty-four presidents of the United States. Campaign slogans and songs, scandals, wars, accomplishments, and failures color each page and bring life to each president as a unique historical personality.
In a book that is truly for all ages, Alice Provensen give us a close, personal view, in pictures and text, of our presidents, as well as a visual and social history of our country.
This updated version of The Buck Stops Here is filled with fascinating details that enliven the histories of the presidents of the United States, from George Washington to Bill Clinton. The lighthearted rhymed text will help readers remember the names of the presidents in sequence, and the pictures connect each president to his contributions--distinguished or dubious--to American history.
About the Author
Alice Provensen has been an author and illustrator of childrens books for sixty-five years. She and her late husband, Martin, collaborated on numerous outstanding books on a wide variety of subjects, from classics to contemporary animal stories, from poetry to alphabet books and Mother Goose rhymes.
The Provensens wrote and illustrated The Glorious Flight, which was awarded the 1984 Caldecott Medal.
A long-time resident of Maple Hill Farm in upstate New York, Alice Provensen now lives in San Clemente, California, close to her daughter, Karen, and her family.
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