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Theodore Roosevelt had a small problem. Her name was Alice. Alice Lee Roosevelt was hungry to go places, meet people, do things. Father called it running riot. Alice called it eating up the world. Whether she was entertaining important White House visitors with her pet snake or traveling the globe, Alice bucked convention and turned every new experience into an adventure! Brimming with affection and wit, this spirited biography gives readers a peek family life inside the White House. Prose and pictures spring, gambol, and two-step across the pages to celebrate a maverick American heroine.
Did you know almost nobody knew what a dinosaur was until the mid-1800s, when Victorian artist Waterhouse Hawkins built the first life-size models of dinosaurs? In both his native England and in America, his awe-inspiring creations dazzled anyone who saw them. Barbara Kerley and Brian Selznick unearth a story of a remarkable legacy that lives on today the unforgettable story of Waterhouse Hawkins, his triumphant spirit, and his dinosaurs.
Did you know that poet Walt Whitman was also a Civil War nurse? Devastated by his country dividing and compelled to service by his brother's war injury, Walt nursed all soldiers - Union & Confederate, black & white. By getting to know them through many intense and affecting experiences, he began to see a greater life purpose: His writing could give these men a voice, & in turn, achieve his greatest aspiration — to capture the true spirit of America. Dramatic, powerful, & deeply moving, this consummate portrait of Whitman will inspire readers to pick up their pens & open their hearts to humanity.