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Diana Hopkins lived in a white house THE White HouseWorld War II is in full force across the seas It's 1943 President Roosevelt is in office and Diana's father Harry Hopkins is his chief advisor And Diana wants to be part of the war effort. When the United States entered World War II people of all ages on the home front were urged to do whatever they could to help the war effort Naturally Diana Hopkins the ten year old daughter of President Roosevelt's chief adviser Harry Hopkins and White House resident wanted to help too But everything she tried just didn't work out well in the White House So when the President said that he wanted everyone to grow their own food as part of the war effort to keep both soldiers and citizens strong and healthy that included the White House lawn Diana jumps at the chance to help out with the President's proposed Victory Garden and before she knows it she is sporting a pair of overalls turning the soil fertilizing it and planting beans carrots cabbages and tomato plants Even Mrs Roosevelt helps out on occasionWith the help and guidance of Mrs Roosevelt George the groundskeeper and Fala the President's little scotty dog whose job it was to keep the rabbits away Diana's garden thrives By harvest time flouishing has a flourishing garden ready for picking and eating Diana’s garden was made famous when newspapers and magazines published pictures of her working in her garden wearing her overalls an inspiration to kids all over the country to follow her lead Diana’s White House Garden is a lovely picture book work of historical fiction for young readers that shows how kids can sometimes do things that can make a big difference Without going into the specifics of World War II the need and desire for a Victory Garden comes across in a very age appropriate way and the real emphasis is on helping out perseverance especially after rabbits eat her first sprouts and the rewards to be reaped as a result including the feeling of accomplishmentThe simple line pencil gouache and digital drawings done in a palette of earth tones on a cream background reflect not just the time period but also the idea of working in the soil Of course Diana’s big red tomatoes lovely orange carrots and deep green cabbages might inspire any to create their own Victory Garden even today I loved the inclusion of an illustration of Diana reading Wonder Woman comics while listening to the radio If you look closely you will see she has been reading Wonder Woman’s first appearance in Sensation Comics and the very first comic devoted to Wonder Woman a nice pop culture touchOne bit of reality President Roosevelt wasn't really very keen on a Victory Garden it was Mrs Roosevelt’s idea It was only after he had seen and tasted the fruits of their labor that the President became enthusiastic You can read all about it at City Farmer News However this by no means should diminish your enjoyment of Diana’s White House Garden This book is recommended for readers age 5This book was borrowed from the NYPLThis review was originally posted on The Children's War

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Dianas White House GardenAfter some well intentioned missteps her uarantine sign on her father's office door was not well received the President reuests her help with his newest plan for the country's survival Victory GardensFrom award winning author Elisa Carbon. Victory Gardens were big in World War II But did you ever hear the story of how the White House got involved in the Victory Garden businessWho got it going Why a little girl It's a lovely little story told well for the young audience I suspect you grownups will like it too

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Dianas White House Garden Read & Download ´ 4 Ä Diana Hopkins lived in a white house THE White HouseWorld War II is in full force across the seas It's 1943 President Roosevelt is in office and Diana's father Harry Hopkins is his chief advisor And Diana wants to be part of the war effort After some well intentioned missteps her uarantinE comes the true story of how Diana Hopkins started her own Victory Garden on the White House lawn under the tutelage of Eleanor Roosevelt With dedication and patience she showed the nation that the war effort started first on the homefron. wonderful story of the young girl who helped tend the White House Victory Garden during World War II Makes you wonder why of us don't have our own gardens I'm glad to see the movement of c community gardens returning