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Author Appelt, Kathi, 1954-

Title Miss Lady Bird's wildflowers : how a first lady changed America / by Kathi Appelt ; illustrated by Joy Fisher Hein.

Imprint [New York] : HarperCollins, c2005.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 92 JOHNSON,L APP    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 37, [3] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [40]).
Summary A biography of Lady Bird Johnson who, as the wife of President Lyndon Johnson, reminded citizens about the importance of conserving natural resources and promoted the beautification of cities and highways by planting wildflowers. Bluebonnets and lady's slippers, larkspurs and blazing stars, black-eyed Susans and Granny's nightcaps. From a lonely childhood in the Piney Woods of East Texas to an exciting life in the White House, Lady Bird Johnson loved these wildflowers with all her heart. They were her companions in her youth, greeting her everywhere as she explored wild forests, bayous, and hills. Later, as First Lady, she sought to bring the beauty of wildflowers to America's cities and highways. She wanted to make sure every child could enjoy the splendor of wildflowers. In this warm, engaging look at the life of a great First Lady, Kathi Appelt tells the story behind Lady Bird Johnson's environmental vision. Joy Fisher Hein's colorful wildflowers burst from every page, inviting us to share in Lady Bird's love for natural beauty.
Subject Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912- -- Juvenile literature.
Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-
Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Environmental protection -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Roadside improvement -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Urban beautification -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
First ladies.
Environmental protection.
Roadside improvement.
Urban beautification.
Wild flowers.
Women -- Biography.
Added Author Hein, Joy Fisher, ill.
ISBN 0060011076
0060011084 (lib. bdg.) : $17.89
Standard No. 9780060011086

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