With a short couplet for each president that succinctly weaves together the stories of 44 United States presidents, this deceptively simple book manages to work in the major events that occurred during the entire history of the US. Intricate illustrations tell the story of each presidency, with labels, dates, and symbols seamlessly integrated each scene. Filled with the fascinating details, The Buck Stops Here provides a personal look at the presidents that, due to the rhyming text, makes them exceptionally easy to remember. End notes in the back. Updated through Obama. Hardcover with dust jacket. Reinforced binding. Ages 8 & up. 20th anniversary edition.
This rich pageant of the American presidents is the culmination of award-winning author-illustrator Alice Provensen's distinguished career. Using detailed vignettes that capture each era, witty couplets, and extensive factual material, Provensen takes readers on a journey from George Washington through Barack Obama. Newly updated, this twentieth anniversary edition is a treasure trove of American history.
Alice Provensen and her husband, Martin, won the Caldecott Medal for The Glorious Flight. She currently lives in San Clemente, California.
“Like all the best nonfiction, Provensen’s work should tempt readers to further research. Yet the book is also a treasure in itself; no matter how often one mines its informational gems, its riches are not depleted. The Buck Stops Here has all the feel of an immediate classic.”—Publishers Weekly
“Children will be pleased to make the acquaintance of the forty-one U. S. presidents in this large format book in which so much delights the eye and intellect that each page encourages encore perusals.”—SLJ
“This is a book to drive a young mind to a lifetime’s love affair with our country’s history.”—Christopher Buckley, Washington Post
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