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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (750 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Kerley Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780545521550
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Theodore Roosevelt had a small problem—his daughter 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. Brimming with affection and wit, this spirited biography gives readers a peek into family life inside the White House.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book for 2008

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 2/5/2014

    " Charming. A great match of text + illustrations (I do enjoy this kitsch retro trend we're having in picture books right now, and think it's well suited to this particular book). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 2/1/2014

    " What child ever knew that one of the Presidents' kids was so rowdy and fun? Alice is delightful! This bookis a great way to introduce children to several elements of history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn | 1/21/2014

    " This book is a great example of how nonfiction/biography can be brought to young children. The story captures Alice Roosevelt's spirited character and enough facts about her to pique a child's interest. The illustrations accentuate the adventure that her life was. As a read-aloud, it should send an older child (even me) to the library to find out even more about this woman and her influence on American history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittani Williams | 1/13/2014

    " This book is an enjoyable informational book for kids. My second grade cousin came home with this book and asked me to read it to her. It's about Alice Roosevelt. The book does a good job of showing Alice as a young girl and then a woman who has an appreciation for life! I'd use this in a small group if I was introducing biographies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nerissa Lindauer | 1/13/2014

    " This is a great book and a great subject. A great book for young girls to encourages independence, curiosity, humor, and adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 1/7/2014

    " A fun read about TR's oldest daughter. She refused to conform to late 19th/early 20th century norms concerning the deportment of young ladies. The pictures show her in constant motion, and getting up to all sorts of things, sliding down stairs on trays, bike riding, sneaking out at night. It's funny that there refrain of the book is that Teddy didn't know what to do about Alice, when from what I can tell, Alice behaved very much like her father. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 oplkids | 1/5/2014

    " Terrific picture book biography of Teddy Roosevelt's daughter, Alice, who wreaked havoc in the White House. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex Gaboury | 12/28/2013

    " I love Alice! I love how strong she is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abbey Smith | 12/24/2013

    " This book is great historical fiction. I will use this book to teach perspective and point of view. Students can also learn about accepting themselves for who they really are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 12/6/2013

    " It was a coincidence that I read this book and THE MERMAID QUEEN on the same day (same illustrator). Many connections can be made between these two strong ladies from our history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Boni | 12/5/2013

    " Fun, NF biography with AMAZING illustrations and design. This is a gorgeous book to look at. The text was a bit over the heads of my seven-year-old audience- some extraneous explanation was needed and vocabulary defined throughout- but overall, a very engaging book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miri | 7/14/2013

    " Same illustrator as Mermaid Queen , which I also loved, and which was also a story about a woman who ignored the restrictions the world tried to place on her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leigh | 5/7/2013

    " charming and amusing biography of Alice Roosevelt. There is a theory that Alice was an iconoclast because she thought her father didn't love her. Maybe, maybe not. Either way, this book gives an interesting look into an interesting young lady. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rll520a_gaylehassan | 2/10/2013

    " Perky story about President Theodore Roosevelt's daughter Alice who did not conform to society's (and her father's) idea of how a young woman should behave. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zonia | 1/11/2013

    " With children in the White House today, this fun book looks back at Alice Roosevelt and her life in the White House. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 10/16/2012

    " I remember hearing a little bit about Alice when studying Teddy Roosevelt, but I learned much more about her when reading this book. I love how it talks about Alice as a child and follows her through adulthood. It also found myself giggling quite a bit at Alice's antics as I read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxanne Hsu Feldman | 9/3/2012

    " This is truly fantastic! The text flows, bounces, jumps, runs, creates havoc -- just like Alice -- and just like the illustration. Wow. Such fun reading and looking at it -- and learning about a pretty remarkable woman in history! My 4th grade students LOVE this book :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kati | 6/28/2012

    " Very cute book about Alice Roosevelt (daughter of Theodore) and how she was a bit of a wild girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsey | 1/20/2012

    " Biography. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mslogar | 1/12/2012

    " A very cute and funny book!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 12/30/2011

    " the historical facts of alice rosevelts life and how she related to her father and her role in the country. "

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About the Author

Barbara Kerley’s award-winning biographies—including What to Do about Alice?, The Extraordinary Mark Twain (according to Suzy), The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, and Walt Whitman: Words for America—are consistently praised for their lively prose, meticulous research, and artistic presentation style. Kerley lives in Portland, Oregon.

About the Narrator

Katherine Kellgren has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her work includes the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. She is an Audie Award–winning narrator of audiobooks and has also received the Peabody Award and forty-two AudioFile Earphone Awards.