What to Do about Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy!

What to Do about Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy!A Witty And Stylish Biography Of A Maverick American Heroine The Outspoken, Irresistible Daughter Of Teddy RooseveltTheodore 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 At Family Life Inside The White House Prose And Pictures Spring, Gambol, And Two Step Across The Pages To Celebrate A Maverick American Heroine

Barbara Kerley was born in Washington, D.C and has lived in many places, including Nepal and the tropical island of Guam She has written about almost everything 19th C iguanodons, Teddy Roosevelt, world peace, Mark Twain s donkey, and the pleasure of following your curiosity.

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  • Hardcover
  • 48 pages
  • What to Do about Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy!
  • Barbara Kerley
  • English
  • 08 May 2017
  • 9780439922319

10 thoughts on “What to Do about Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy!

  1. says:

    The charming, humorous illustrations really won me over and are my favorite part of this story about Teddy Roosevelt s oldest daughter, who ate up the world one generally improper adventure at a time yet became the darling of the world and dubbed Princess Alice I think it s a really interesting book to share with children in terms of the discussion that could follow should Alice be seen as a brave young lady who defied the stifling conventions of society or as a disobedient daughter who caused her father a great deal of trouble or both Did Alice have any goals in terms of bettering women s role in society, or was she merely out to have a good time Lots of room for interpretation here Alas, I got this from the library and, as has happened to me in the past, the extremely annoying library binding process taped the dust jacket to the cover so I could not read all of the historical notes printed on the inside back cover gurr but the research I could make out seems quite good.

  2. says:

    A great children s biography that is entertaining and educational for the younger middle grade set and their parents My daughter and I both loved the book She didn t know anything about Alice Roosevelt, and I loved that she picked out the book by herself because it looks like a great story, Mommy I loved the pictures and the action depicted in them The story kept moving, just like Alice did Definitely a read again book.

  3. says:

    What young ladies were not meant to do, Alice did or wanted to do In the early 1900 s, proper young ladies did not galavant to all hours of the night, drive a car willy nilly about town, dress like a tom boy and bet on horse races Alice Roosevelt felt to compunction to behave as a proper young lady, despite her famous fathers urging to do so Alice was indeed a free spirited and adventurous young lady, much beloved by her father and a loving daughter and confidante to him Her antics were, for the time, outrageous to some and entertaining to others By todays standards, her funloving spirit and zest for life would not be so unusual, but in her day, she was considered something of an enigma Newspapers were filled with stories of her adventures, much to her fathers consternation, but readers delighted in them This book about Alice Roosevelt is a splendid delight as well.

  4. says:

    Totally delightful This story is funny without being cheesy The text is sort of okay to good, and it pleased me by retaining most of its momentum even after Alice grows up not many children s biographies can do that, which is probably why they published that whole series of Childhood of Famous Americans But the pictures are terrific they have a slight Jazz Age feel, and an amazing sense of movement especially the picture of Alice in the library, and the dockworkers loading the boat full of her souvenirs of Asia.It s hard to compare this with the pure gorgeousness of the illustrations in We Are the Ship, but I think these might be kid friendly I d be pleased to see it somewhere on the Caldecotts According to a spreadsheet I got from Kathy Baxter, this got starred reviews than any other children s or YA book this year at least through November.

  5. says:

    This is one of the shorter Sibert honor books, but still manages to pack a lot of information in about Alice, daughter of Teddy Roosevelt The author s note at the end adds a LOT to the information presented in the book Alice was a feisty, energetic girl who loved to eat up the world and who caused her father all sorts of headaches She was also well loved by much of the public, helped her father s popularity, and became one of his most trusted political advisers She sounds like quite the girl I enjoyed learning about her My favorite illustration is Alice in her father s library, taking care of her own education after refusing to go to a boarding school to learn to become a proper lady.

  6. says:

    This book made me smile I love the illustrations This is one of my favorite parts Instead of going to school, Alice was taught at home, with lots of time for exploring In New York City, she watched the students of Miss Spence s boarding school walk oh so primly down the sidewalk That didn t look like much fun to AliceShe came up with her own solution for her education She said to Father, Let me loose in your library She taught herself astronomy, geology, even Greek grammar She read Twain, Dickens, Darwin, and the Bible, cover to cover Every morning she told Father what she had learned the day before.

  7. says:

    Barbara Kerley, accompanied by Edwin Fotheringham s delightful illustrations, writes about one of the most remarkable women of the 20th century Alice Roosevelt Kerley writes about Alice s exploits, her relationship to her father, and her many accomplishments in the early part of the century starting from when she was a little girl and continuing until her marriage to Nicholas Longworth.Both Kerley s text and Fotheringham s illustrations reflect the essence of Alice herself energetic, vibrant, and colorful The change in fonts to emphasize words or quotes and the often quirky illustrations create a vibrant, whirlwind experience in reading the book In one scene, five Alice s romp through the library, with direct paths showing her maze of motion, and the accompanied text is silhouetted by a moosehead gazing out at the havoc.Kerley also shows an excellent eye to quotes, sprinkling accurate, sourced quotes throughout the text that aptly sum up Alice, such as the facetious and famous, I can be president of the United States, or I can control Alice I cannot possibly do both p 25 Fotheringham s illustrations are a delight, making Alice a larger than life figure with adventures on every page In one scene, she chases after her brother with a leg brace, face pursed and determined as he flees In another, she gleefully sails down the stairs on a serving tray Fotheringham s stylization of Alice recalls old Hollywood star Katherine Hepburn a classic beauty who gives the impression of quick wit and whip smart intellect Kerley s recountings of her many adventures during her life bears this out.However, in order to keep the tone light and fun, Kerley may give the impression of Alice being happier than she was, when in Kerley s own author s note, she acknowledges historical evidence that Alice never felt a part of her family, and her own father s refusal to call her by her name or acknowledge her in her early years due to the death of her mother Though she glances on this in the author s note, the illustrated text certainly does not give the full story and may paint a not entirely accurate story through omission.Additionally, the decision to stop at Alice s marriage, beyond a glancing she still ate up the world p 40 also erroneously gives the impression that Alice ceased being as fun when she married Nicholas Longworth If nothing else, it was a disappointment not to see the aged Alice s quip, If you haven t got anything good to say about anybody, come sit next to me depicted in the text, even if it was included in the author s note.The author s note itself gives context to the story and Alice, including the full text of a letter excerpted in the main portion of the book, and several quotes that could not make it into the story A section listing where children or adults could go for information about the irrepressible Alice would have been appreciated.Aside from these problems, What to Do About Alice is a faithful recounting of the life of a truly remarkable woman, and the book excels in embodying the spirit of its subject through well chosen quotes, details, and lively illustrations.

  8. says:

    The illustrations really make this book They re full of the same zest that Alice exhibited They re perfect for this book This is a fun history book for kids They ll be able to relate since the biography picture book covers Alice from birth to old age, and does not skimp on her childhood While the pictures are what I loved, the story did make Alice and her times really come alive.

  9. says:

    The whole time I was reading this book I couldn t get How do you solve a problem like Maria out of my head.

  10. says:

    Alice Lee Roosevelt eldest daughter of Theodore Roosevelt was quite the character always up to mischief, always involved in an adventure, always causing a sensation From the time she was a little girl, when she refused to do something as conventional as attend Miss Spence s exclusive New York City boarding school for girls, to her days as a young woman traveling abroad, Alice was someone to be reckoned with a reality best summarized by her father s comment, during his presidency, that I can be president of the United States, or I can control Alice I cannot possibly DO BOTH I enjoyed this picture book biography of a figure that was very well known in her own day dubbed Princess Alice, she was often in the newspaper for her various antics, and was a true celebrity although I do wonder, from the little I have read, whether the real Alice Roosevelt was such a happy person Leaving that aside, What to Do About Alice does introduce younger readers to a historical figure about whom they probably know little, and Edwin Fotheringham s illustrations have a frenetic energy that suites the fast paced narrative Recommended to young biography lovers, and to anyone who appreciates stories about feisty girls.

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