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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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What to Do About Alice? Is a very entertaining book with amusing pictures that tell the story of Alice Roosevelt. Alice was eccentric, outgoing, and a woman before her time. Her father, President Roosevelt, once stated that he could be President or control Alice, but couldn’t do both. Alice’s antics may have not been the norm for women of her time, but she loved life and was anything but pretentious. I could imagine this book to be a book to read that would inspire further research about the life of Alice Roosevelt. ( )
  elmisner | Jul 22, 2015 |
In my opinion, this was a very well written book. It describes the life of Alice Lee Roosevelt. The author introduced the time period by describing what Theodore Roosevelt was doing. She said “He had bagged a grizzly bear, captured outlaws, governed, the state of New York, and still, he had a problem. Her name was Alice”. I also liked the illustrations. It showed Alice’s journey as she travels the world as goodwill ambassador, helping the president. I also liked the language; it is age appropriate for the reader and the time frame for which it was written, and the writing is a large size. For example, Alice taught herself astronomy, geology, Greek grammar, and read many books. ( )
  AliciaTrotman | Mar 31, 2015 |
If being an admired politician and President of the United States wasn't hard enough, Teddy Roosevelt also had to learn how to deal with his free-spirited daughter, Alice, who just wanted to have fun. This book tells the story of Alice, who was born to Teddy's first wife, and her adventures throughout her childhood and adult life.
  apoffenroth13 | Feb 24, 2015 |
This book is about Alice Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt's daughter. The biography informs the reader of Alice's unusual antics as a president's daughter. She was adventurous, independent and very smart. She had a pet monkey and pet snake and educated herself by spending hours in the library of the white house.
I liked his book for three reasons. One reason I liked this book is for the way the biography was presented. It is very similar to a Contemporary Realistic fiction book due to the dialogue and short stories, which captured my interest. For example, in the book it says, "The boys arrived in disguise...until Father discovered the ruse. He grumbled. Alice was 'UNRULY' and 'INCONSIDERATE'." The second reason I liked this book was for the illustrations that enhanced the book. Some of the pictures told stories on their own such as Alice sledding down he stairs of the White House in her proper attire. Lastly I felt this was a good biography because it was appropriate for the young readers but did not leave out important information because the back of the book includes a more formal biography of the characters which also features a personal letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Alice about her visit to Puerto Rico. ( )
  nlinco1 | Feb 23, 2015 |
This is a very informative and fun book. The illustrations are entertaining and it gives a great description of the story of Alice Roosevelt's life. It is a biography of Alice's life.
  jresner | Jan 27, 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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