Alice Roosevelt was an independent, outspoken young woman during a time when women were supposed to be conventional and reserved. Whether it was riding a pig, keeping a pet snake, or driving a car-and
The 26th president of the United States was a strong and clever man who could handle almost everything-except his eldest child, Alice.
Alice Roosevelt was an independent, outspoken young woman during a time when women were supposed to be conventional and reserved. Whether it was riding a pig, keeping a pet snake, or driving a car-and speeding!-Alice did what she wanted to. When her father told she had to obey his rules while she lived under his roof, Alice decided to spend her time on top of the roof!
Readers will enjoy author Leslie Kimmelman's factual and affectionate look at a free spirit who caught the attention of a nation in the early years of the twentieth century. Kimmelman juxtaposes Alice's antics with the achievements of her father-from his creation of our national parks system to his successful efforts at diplomacy-yet all the while, demonstrates a tender bond between the two. Adam Gustavson's illustrations perfectly capture the humor of the story and the strong personalities of its characters while placing the story within its proper historical context.
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"A lively, fictionalized portrait of a very independent girl." --Publishers Weekly
"...realistic oil-on-paper illustrations convey the period while capturing the humor and vivaciousness of the Roosevelts." --School Library Journal
"...energetic oil paintings do justice to Alice's shocking escapades...ideal for reading aloud." --Booklist
"What a fun picture-book biography!" --Winston-Salem Journal
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# Leveling Information
# Accelerated Reader
# AR Quiz#: 133344
# AR Reading Level: 4.1
# AR Points: 0.5
# F&P (Fountas & Pinnell)
# F&P Level: N
# F&P Grade: 3
# Reading Counts
# Reading Counts Level: 3.3
# Reading Counts Points: 1
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Like the young woman who is the subject of this book, LESLIE KIMMELMAN grew up in an old white house. The household was similarly noisy and rambunctious, filled with siblings, pets, and a father with a large-sized personality. The family member who misbehaved most? A large dog named, of course, Alice! Kimmelman is a children's book editor and the author of a number of books for children, including EVERYBODY BONJOURS!; HOW DO I LOVE YOU?; and THE RUNAWAY LATKES. She and her family live in New York.
Adam Gustavson is a full time illustrator living and building snow forts in New Jersey with his wife and two sons. This is his twelfth book for children. Visit Adam Gustavson's website at: www.adamgustavson.com