The Weird, Wacky, Little, Big, Scary, Strange Animals That Have Lived In The White House
By Julia Moberg
(Imagine, Hardcover, 9781936140794, 96pp.)
Publication Date: July 1, 2012
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This inside look at the White House's animal residents features a rollicking, rhyming verse for each commander-in-chief's pets, accompanied by cool facts, presidential stats, and laugh-out-loud cartoon art. John Quincy Adams kept an alligator in the bathtub, while Thomas Jefferson's pride and joy was his pair of bear cubs. Andrew Jackson had a potty-mouthed parrot, and Martin Van Buren got into a fight with Congress over his two baby tigers. First daughter Caroline Kennedy's pony Macaroni had free reign over the White House. But the pet-owning winner of all the presidents was Theodore Roosevelt, who had a hyena, lion, zebra, badger, snake, rats, a nippy dog that bit the French ambassador, and more!
Julia Moberg grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Southlake, Texas. She atttended New York University where she received both her B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing at Tisch School of the Arts. She is the author of SKIES OVER SWEETWATER, a young adult novel. She currently splits her time between Paris, France, and Nashville, Tennessee.
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