A Big Cheese for the White House by DK Publishing
The True Tale of a Tremendous Cheddar

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What weighs 1,235 pounds, stands four feet high, and is made from the milk of nine hundred and thirty-four cows? Why, a giant cheese, of course! In 1801, the proud citizens of Cheshire, Massachusetts, boasted that their cheese was the very best. But then they heard the shocking news: President Jefferson was serving Norton cheese at the White House! What to do? Elder John Leland had an idea. A very large idea. If everyone worked together, they could make a cheese so large that President Jefferson would be serving Cheshire cheese at the White House for years to come. How the villagers of Cheshire create a true cheese-making miracle and transport it to the nation's capitol makes a spirited, rollicking tale. Based on a true moment in American history, this funny picture book celebrates the ingenuity and community spirit of one small New England town as it attempts to make the country's biggest cheese for the nation's greatest man.

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Candace Fleming is the acclaimed author of numerous books for children, including "Ben Franklin's Almanac, " an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, as well as "Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!, Gabriella's Song, " and "When Agnes Caws, " all ALA Notable Books. She lives in a suburb of Chicago. S. D. Schindler has illustrated numerous books for children. He lives in Philadelphia.
Published September 20, 1999 by DK CHILDREN. 32 pages
Genres: History, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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“I have an idea,” says Elder John Leland to the assembled town folk, “If each of you will give one day’s milking from each of your many cows, we can put our curds together and create a whopping big cheddar.” Although some people scoff, the farmers bring load after load of milk—from 934 cows—to to...

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In the late 19th century, the folks of Cheshire, Mass., a locale known for its delectable cheddar, grow disgruntled when they learn that the president is serving cheese from a Connecticut town.

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