Elisa Carbone, Author, Diana's White House Garden

Diana's White House GardenPicture book based on the true story of Diana Hopkins, the ten year old poster child for the WWII Victory Garden at the White House Illustrated by the very talented Jen Hill

Diana Hopkins lived in a white house. THE White House. World War II is in full force across the seas. It's 1943, President Roosevelt is in office, and Diana's father, Harry Hopkins, is his chief advisor. Diana wants to be part of the war effort. After some well-intentioned missteps (her quarantine sign on her father's office door was not well-received), the President requests her help with his newest plan for the country's survival: Victory Gardens!

Based on the true story of how Diana Hopkins started her own Victory Garden on the White House lawn under the tutelage of Eleanor Roosevelt. With dedication and patience, she showed the nation that the war effort started first on the homefront.

ISBN-13: 9780670016495
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Cliff Hanger
Elisa climbing The Dangler (5.9)
at the Shawangunks in New York.

Elisa Carbone is a full-time writer and a part-time rock climber, windsurfer, white water paddler and organic gardener.

"One minute she is buried in documents researching deliveries of paint to Manteo and Pea Island, North Carolina in 1895. The next minute she is windsurfing or rock climbing or kayaking the whitewater of the Potomac River. Elisa Carbone pays attention to accuracy and detail whether she is working on her next historical novel or finding the best crevice for her foot on the next rock."

Washington Parent

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Book Titles

Diana's White House Garden (May 2016)
Picture book based on the true story of Diana Hopkins, the ten year old poster child for the WWII Victory Garden at the White House Illustrated by the very talented Jen Hill

Heroes of the Surf (May 2012)
Picture book based on a true rescue at sea story Illustrated by the very talented Nancy Carpenter

Jump (May 2010)

Night Running: How James Escaped With the Help of His Faithful Dog (January 2008)
Picture book based on a true Underground Rail Road story
Illustrated by the very talented EARL B. LEWIS

Blood on the River: James Town 1607 (May 4, 2006)
Be prepared to be taken back to the year 1607 when 104 English settlers landed in the New World.

Last Dance On Holladay Street (2005)

The Pack (2003)

Storm Warriors (2001)

Stealing Freedom (1998)

Sarah and the Naked Truth (2000)

Starting School With an Enemy (1998)

Corey’s Story: Her Family’s Secret (1997)
[first published as My Dad’s Definitely Not a Drunk! (1992)]

Teaching Large Classes: Tools and Strategies (1998)

Barnes & Noble link to all Elisa Carbone Books