First Garden: The White House Garden and How It Grew by Robbin GourleyFirst Garden: The White House Garden and How It Grew by Robbin Gourley

First Garden: The White House Garden and How It Grew

byRobbin Gourley

Hardcover | April 4, 2011

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The White House kitchen garden, part of Michelle Obama's campaign to encourage healthful eating, was established&nbspin 2009. This book tells the story of&nbspMrs. Obama's garden, as well as&nbspthe story of the&nbspWhite House grounds, the other gardens (including Eleanor Roosevelt's Victory Garden in World War II) that came before, the White House children who have played there, and the teamwork, involving local children as well as the Obama family and White House staff, that led to the garden now flourishing on the&nbspSouth Lawn. This is a&nbsplighthearted, entertaining, and lavishly illustrated introduction to&nbspan inspiring and much-publicized project. Includes recipes.
Robbin Gourley grew up in North Carolina and spent summers on her grandmother's farm, growing, gathering, preparing, and eating delicious food from the garden. She has worked as an art director of children's books and has illustrated many cookbooks, two of which she also wrote. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family....
Title:First Garden: The White House Garden and How It GrewFormat:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 10.75 × 8.5 × 0.41 inPublished:April 4, 2011Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547482248

ISBN - 13:9780547482248

Appropriate for ages: 6


Editorial Reviews

The foreword by Alice Waters, restaurateur and founder of the Edible Schoolyard program, may draw adults to the book, but Gourley's clear, focused writing and lively illustrations will keep children engaged. A fine choice for introducing to children to the rewards of gardening at home or at school."- Booklist, starred review "