White House Kids: The Perks, Pleasures, Problems, and Pratfalls of the Presidents' Children (Hardcover)

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By Joe Rhatigan, Jay Shin (Illustrator)
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Stories, photos, and illustrations about the children of presidents, from John Adams to Barack Obama, depict what it’s like to grow up in the White House. (9-12)

— From History


Living in America's most famous residence might seem glamorous at first--it's the most fun place any kid could live There's a bowling alley in the basement, chefs are always available to prepare whatever you're craving, and sometimes presidential aides will even help you with your homework But life isn't always easy for the youngsters who call the White House home. They're always in the spotlight, and those pesky Secret Service agents are always around. For every perk, there's a problem. From Washington to Obama, see the White House through the eyes of the children and grandchildren. Filled with wacky, weird, and wonderful stories, it shows what it's like to call the president Dad (or Granddad or Uncle). Find out what schools they went to, what mischief they caused, and what pets they had. There are first-person accounts from letters and interviews, fascinating photos, original illustrations, and even a section that follows the children after they left the White House.

About the Author

Joe Rhatigan has authored more than fifteen books for children and adults, including DON'T UNRAVEL WHEN YOU TRAVEL and OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD ASTRONOMY. He has also produced several best-selling books and series, including 101 PLACES YOU GOTTA SEE BEFORE YOU'RE 12!, WHITE HOUSE KIDS, and the My Very Favorite Art Book series. Joe has been a poet, a teacher, a marketing manager, and a newspaper boy. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife and three children.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781936140800
ISBN-10: 1936140802
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Publication Date: July 1st, 2012
Pages: 96
Language: English

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