Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America

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Harper Collins, Feb 15, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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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.

 

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User Review  - SJoachim - LibraryThing

A very interesting biography of Ladybird and all of the wonderful work that she did. I learned a lot from this book and I think it presents Ladybird's story in a wonderful student friendly fashion. Read full review

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User Review  - saraluisa - LibraryThing

Appelt and Hein beautifully portray the hurt of death and the joy of life. The colors evoke Spring during Winter and remind us of our responsibility to both preserve and enjoy the flowers of our state ... Read full review

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Kathi Appelt is the award-winning author of many children's books, including Bat Jamboree, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, and Incredible Me!, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Ms. Appelt teaches creative writing to both children and adults and lives in College Station, Texas.

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