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Dolley Madison, the White House, and the Big Tornado / by Alice Boynton and Wiley Blevins; illustrated by Massimiliano di Lauro.

Boynton, Alice Benjamin, (author.). Blevins, Wiley, (author.). Di Lauro, Massimiliano, (illustrator.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch J 975.3 Boyn (Text) 33126024781845 J New Nonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch J 975.3 Boyn (Text) 33126024781829 J New Nonfiction Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch J 975.3 Boyn (Text) 33126024781837 J New Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781478870517 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1478870516 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged): color illustrations ; 24 x 30 cm
  • Edition: First edition hardcover.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Reycraft Books, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
Many people know the story of Dolley Madison, one of the first First Ladies to live in the White House, and how she saved the famous painting of George Washington as the British attacked and burned Washington, D. C. But few know what happened next. With the U.S. soldiers in retreat and Dolley fleeing, what drove the British soldiers out of the city they were intent on destroying? Was it really a tornado? Or was it something else?
Subject: Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849.
Madison, James, 1751-1836.
White House (Washington, D.C.) > History > 19th century.
Presidents' spouses > United States > Biography.
Washington (D.C.) > History > Capture by the British, 1814.
United States > History > War of 1812 > Campaigns.

Wiley Blevins is a writer living in New York City. He has written many nonfiction books for children as well as books for teachers on how to teach nonfiction text structures and features. Wiley's other books include Sunday with Savta and Trevor Lee and the Big Uh-Oh. Alice Boynton loves history. For her reading about people and events from the past is not just interesting, it's exciting—especially when she can find out what happened from the words of the people who were on the scene at the time. Alice hopes to bring to her readers the excitement of being an eyewitness to history.


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