Synopses & Reviews
The White House kitchen garden, part of Michelle Obamaand#8217;s campaign to encourage healthful eating, was established in 2009. This book tells the story of Mrs. Obamaand#8217;s garden, as well as the story of the White House grounds, the other gardens (including Eleanor Rooseveltand#8217;s Victory Garden in World War II) that came before, the White House children who have played there, and the teamwork, involving local children as well as the Obama family and White House staff, that led to the garden now flourishing on the South Lawn. This is a lighthearted, entertaining, and lavishly illustrated introduction to an inspiring and much-publicized project. Includes recipes.
"The foreword by Alice Waters, restaurateur and founder of the Edible Schoolyard program, may draw adults to the book, but Gourleyand#8217;s clear, focused writing and lively illustrations will keep children engaged. A fine choice for introducing to children to the rewards of gardening at home or at school."and#8212;Booklist, starred review
About the Author
'\'\\\' Bring Me Some Apples and I\\\\\\\'ll Make You a Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis
\\\\\\\"In her children\\\\\\\'s book debut, cookbook author/illustrator Gourley celebrates food, as cultivated on a farm and as used to cultivate family bonds. . . . Children . . . will relish this nostalgic view.\\\\\\\" Publishers Weekly, starred
\\\\\\\"Gourley\\\\\\\'s luscious watercolors will have readers salivating as the berries plunk into pails and peach juice drips down chins.\\\\\\\" School Library Journal, starred
\\\\\\\"A mouthwatering morsel that should come with the warning to eat before reading!\\\\\\\" Kirkus Reviews\\\'\''