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Diana's White House Garden

Diana's White House Garden

Illustrated by Jen Hill


Diana's White House Garden

About the Book

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.

Product Details

On sale: May 3, 2016
Age: 5-8 years
Grade: Grades K-3
Page count: 44 Pages
ISBN: 9780698139848
Reading level: Lexile: AD610L

Author Bio

Elisa Carbone lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Hendricks, West Virginia. Visit her at elisacarbone.com.

Jen Hill attended RISD and studied under David Macaulay. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at jenhill.com.


Praise for Diana's White House Garden:

"A cheerful mix of gardening, history and patriotism."--New York Times Book Review

"Carbone’s straightforward text features just the right details to engage children [and] is complemented by Hill’s mix of simple line drawings and muted colors that evoke the era’s austerity....An important piece of our history."--Kirkus Reviews

"Playfully [depicts] Diana’s well-meaning mischief and her gardening work with Mrs. Roosevelt and the groundskeeper."--Publishers Weekly

"Carbone's depiction is lively and entertaining [while] Jen Hill's line drawings with muted gray and pastels add to the austerity of the period."--SLC