A Big Cheese for the White House: The True Tale of a Tremendous Cheddar (Paperback)

The True Tale of a Tremendous Cheddar

By Candace Fleming, S. D. Schindler (Illustrator)

Square Fish, 9780374406271, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2004



Based on a true moment in American history, this funny picture book celebrates the ingenuity and community spirit of one small New England town as it attempts to make the country's biggest cheese for the nation's greatest man.

A Children's Book of the Year, Bank Street College.

About the Author

Candace Fleming, author of Boxes for Katje and The Hatmaker's Sign, lives in Mount Prospect, Illinois. S. D. Schindler has illustrated many picture books. He lives in Philadelphia.

Praise For A Big Cheese for the White House: The True Tale of a Tremendous Cheddar

"A satisfying, well-aged slice of American lore." --Publishers Weekly

"A little-known piece of American history is at the center of this humorous story. When the people of Cheshire, MA, hear that President Jefferson is eating cheddar made in Norton, CT, instead of their own, they decide to do something about it. Against all odds, they make a 1235-pound wheel of cheese and ship it to the president, who declares it the best that he has ever tasted." --School Library Journal

"The author and illustrator bring to life an incident right out of history in this droll picture book enhanced by lively, color-washed pen-and-ink drawings . . . A humorous tale with a wide range of appeal and uses in and out of the classroom." --Kirkus Reviews