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What To Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt…

What To Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the… (edition 2008)

by Barbara Kerley, Edwin Fotheringham (Illustrator)

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Title:What To Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy!
Authors:Barbara Kerley
Other authors:Edwin Fotheringham (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Press (2008), Hardcover, 48 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, Growing up

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What To Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy! by Barbara Kerley



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Same illustrator as Mermaid Queen, which I also loved, and which was also a story about a woman who ignored the restrictions the world tried to place on her. ( )
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 2016 |
Narrated by Katherine Kellgren. Theodore Roosevelt led the Rough Riders up Kettle Hill, captured outlaws, and even became president of the United States, but the one thing he can’t control is his lively daughter Alice. Alice lived with zest, exuberance and an appetite for doing things her way, and was beloved by the nation. Jaunty period music and sprightly narration by Kellgren present an enticing picture of one of America’s first celebrities. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Alice Roosevelt, the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, was a free-spirited woman who did what she pleased, even from when she was a little girl. As a girl, she enjoyed hearing her father’s tales of important historical figures, playing with boys, and hated going the thought of becoming a proper lady. She taught herself many things in her father’s library such as astronomy, geology, and Greek grammar, and read many books by authors such as Twain and Dickens. As her father took on the position of president of the United States, Alice became involved in politics as well, assuming her role as goodwill ambassador, and eventually going on to marry a congressman. But everywhere she went, she was well-loved by people. And even though she was the daughter of the president and wife of a congressman, she enjoyed dancing the turkey trot at diplomatic balls and playing poker with boys.

In addition to being used in history, this book can also be used in a 3rd grade classroom to teach children the importance of being themselves despite what other people think or say.
  chongak | Nov 19, 2015 |
I gave this book a close reading for my children's lit class. Check out my review on my site How I Feel About Books. ( )
  howifeelaboutbooks | Nov 4, 2015 |
This hilarious book on Teddy's daughter is about how she was different from all girls and was not prim and proper like she should be. Once she arrived at her house with the all boys club dressed as girls. Another time her dad wanted her to start learning to ride the bike so she could be more "adventurous'' but the picture showed her riding the bike with her feet on the handle bars! A really cool picture book for all ages. I would specially recommend this book to funny, historical fiction picture book lovers. ( )
  FlorentinaH19 | Oct 11, 2015 |
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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.


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A brief biography in pictures and simple text of Alice Roosevelt, the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and his first wife.

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