The Buck Stops Here

The Buck Stops Here

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780147509468
  • 64 Pages
  • Puffin Books
  • 8-12 years


A classic, poetic introduction to the forty-four presidents!

Do you know which president never attended school? Which president had fifteen children? The first president to keep an automobile at the White House? The only unelected president?
The Buck Stops Here is filled with fascinating details that tell the history of the forty-four presidents of the United States. Campaign slogans and songs, scandals, wars, accomplishments, and failures color each page and bring life to each president as a unique historical personality.
In a book that is truly for all ages, Alice Provensen give us a close, personal view, in pictures and text, of our presidents, as well as a visual and social history of our country.


 “Like all the best nonfiction, Provensen’s work should tempt readers to further research. Yet the book is also a treasure in itself; no matter how often one mines its informational gems, its riches are not depleted. The Buck Stops Here has all the feel of an immediate classic.”—Publishers Weekly

“Children will be pleased to make the acquaintance of the forty-one U. S. presidents in this large format book in which so much delights the eye and intellect that each page encourages encore perusals.”—SLJ

“This is a book to drive a young mind to a lifetime’s love affair with our country’s history.”—Christopher Buckley, Washington Post