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Title:
The White House : an illustrated history
Author:
Grace, Catherine O'Neill, 1950-
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
144 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Explores the history, architecture, and symbolism of the White House, which serves as a museum, office, ceremonial site, and a home to presidents and their families.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1010 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.8 7 Quiz: 33815 Guided reading level: T.
ISBN:
9780439429719
Format :
Book

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With a forward by Mrs. Laura Bush, and created in collaboration with the White House Historical Association, The White House tells the authoritative story of the building and its inhabitants.

Through fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpses of the White House captured in more than 200 photographs, many of which were taken specifically for the book, and unprecendented personal interviews with the staff so that their faces and voices could be brought to life, weaved together with an engaging narrative that leads the reader through the lifespan of the house, The White House: An Illustrated is an all encompassing look at this famous American landmark.

The author explores the four main roles of the White House:


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-8. George Washington never lived in it. Abigail Adams hung laundry to dry in the East Room. The president's desk, a gift from Queen Victoria, is made out of wood from a British whaler. These and many other quirky facts help bring the White House to life. The White House Historical Association lent its resources to this project, and it shows--in the wealth of historical and contemporary photographs, especially of First Families; in the breathtaking gatefolds showcasing paintings and photos; and in the access to people connected to the workings of the White House, such as the chief usher and the pastry chef, who describe their jobs in Faces and Voices segments throughout the book. Unifying this richly detailed and illustrated guide is the theme of One Building, Four Functions. A supertour through a house and the history it embodies. --Connie Fletcher Copyright 2003 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

The White House: An Illustrated History by Catherine O'Neill Grace takes a behind-the-scenes look at the White House, the building staff, the Oval Office, the First Family's living quarters and more. More than 200 photographs capture the people, places and events that are part of this famous building's past. Cutaway views and five gate-folds allow readers to "tour" the monument; brief interviews with such support staff as the pastry chef and the director of the Marine Band offer added perspective. Published in cooperation with the White House Historical Association, this book features an introduction by First Lady Laura Bush. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3 Up-Published in cooperation with the White House Historical Association, this is a fascinating and beautifully produced gem for armchair travelers or for someone anticipating a trip to Washington, DC. More than 200 photographs and reproductions provide historical perspectives and behind-the-scenes looks at the officials and staff who make the place run. A tour of the famous rooms showcases the furnishings and history. The chapter called "Living at the White House" is particularly captivating. Readers learn that Tad Lincoln made extra money selling lemonade to visitors, Amy Carter built a tree house on the South Lawn, and that pet handlers take care of presidential animals. The epilogue chronicles each president who occupied the White House, including George Washington, who never lived there but who chose the site and selected the architect. This accessible volume is filled with many interesting facts, and is a handsomely designed tribute to a symbol of freedom and democracy.-Jennifer Ralston, Harford County Public Library, Belcamp, MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.