The President and Mom's Apple Pie by Michael Garland

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Just in time for summer celebrations, here is a treat as tasty and American as Mom's apple pie. It's 1909, and the president of the United States is coming to town! The streets are packed with people waiting for a glimpse of jolly President William Howard Taft. But when Taft's train finally pulls into the station, he finds that the cheering crowd pales in comparison to a delicious smell wafting on the summer breeze.

A boy leads the president on a high-calorie tour through the best comfort foods in town. When Taft himself discovers the source of the aroma, it gives the boy a story to boast about for years to come.

Michael Garland's vivid, detailed artwork incorporates the nostalgic ingredients of might-have-been history to create this satisfying slice of small-town America.
 

About Michael Garland

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Author and illustrator Michael Garland was born in Manhattan in 1952. He studied art at Pratt Institute and soon after graduating, he sold his first illustration to True Confessions magazine. He has written or illustrated over 40 books.
 
Published May 13, 2002 by Dutton Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Accompanied by bright, stylized computer artwork, this story imagines President Taft pausing on a 1909 whistle-stop tour to dedicate a small town's flagpole but getting sidetracked by a tantalizing aroma.

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he asks, and the obliging lad of a narrator whisks him off on a culinary (and somewhat modern multi-ethnic) tour of the town, first to Tony's Italian Villa for spaghetti, then Big Ed's Barbecue for ribs, on to Mrs. Wong's Hunan Palace and, finally, to his own back yard, where the "wonderful aroma...

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When rolly-poly President Taft rolls into town to dedicate a flagpole, a young boy's life is forever changed - or at least for a day.

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