Mind Your Manners, Alice Roosevelt!

Mind Your Manners, Alice Roosevelt! Cover

Mind Your Manners, Alice Roosevelt!

By Leslie Kimmelman; Adam Gustavson (Illustrator)

Peachtree Publishers, Hardcover, 9781561454921, 1pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

Alice Roosevelt was an independent, outspoken young woman during a time when women were supposed to be conventional and reserved. Whether it was riding a pig, keeping a pet snake, or driving a carand speeding!Alice did what she wanted to. When her father told she had to obey his rules while she lived under his roof, Alice decided to spend her time on top of the roof! Readers will enjoy author Leslie Kimmelmans factual and affectionate look at a free spirit who caught the attention of a nation in the early years of the twentieth century. Kimmelman juxtaposes Alices antics with the achievements of her fatherfrom his creation of our national parks system to his successful efforts at diplomacyyet all the while, demonstrates a tender bond between the two. Adam Gustavsons illustrations perfectly capture the humor of the story and the strong personalities of its characters while placing the story within its proper historical context.