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First Garden: The White House Garden and How It Grew

First Garden: The White House Garden and How It Grew

by Robbin Gourley

Hardcover(Library Binding)



The White House kitchen garden, part of Michelle Obama’s campaign to encourage healthful eating, was established in 2009. This book tells the story of Mrs. Obama’s garden, as well as the story of the White House grounds, the other gardens (including Eleanor Roosevelt’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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547482248
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 04/04/2011
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 1,185,990
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: AD1070L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Robbin Gourley grew up in North Carolina and was strongly influenced by summers spent on her grandmother's farm, growing, gathering, preparing, and eating delicious food from the garden. She has worked as an art director of children's books and has illustrated many cookbooks, two of which she also wrote. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family.

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