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Children's LiteratureAshley takes her readers on a visit to the President's home at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The book opens with a review of famous first families and their important guests and life events. It moves next to a discussion of the West Wing and gives a few details about the President's job. The section Outside the White House goes on to highlight the Rose Garden and heliport with special attention to the children's Easter Egg Roll on the White House Lawn—an annual event since 1878. Color photos of the Oval Office and Cabinet Room give an inside look at places not visited on the public tours, and appealing images of pets and children appear throughout the text. It concludes with a brief glossary and index, and cites resources for more information about visiting the historic residence. A volume in the "Places in American History" series, the book provides age appropriate information about the most famous address in the United States. 2004, Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, Ages 4 to 8.
—Tina Dybvik <%ISBN%>083684145X