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.
“Like all the best nonfiction, Provensens work should tempt readers to further research. Yet the book is also a treasure in itself; no matter how often one mines its informational gems, its riches are not depleted. The Buck Stops Here
has all the feel of an immediate classic.”—Publishers Weekly
“Children will be pleased to make the acquaintance of the forty-one U. S. presidents in this large format book in which so much delights the eye and intellect that each page encourages encore perusals.”—SLJ
“This is a book to drive a young mind to a lifetimes love affair with our countrys history.”—Christopher Buckley, Washington Post
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.