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If The Walls Could Talk
By Jane O’Connor. IIllustrated by Gary Hovland. ISBN 0-689-86863-4. Copyright 2004. Hardcover with 40 illustrated pages.
"If the Walls Could Talk: Family Life at the White House" is filled with funny, surprising stories and more about the most famous home in America and the extraordinary families who have lived in it. So listen up, because the walls have a thing or two to tell you! President Abraham Lincoln’s younger sons kept pet goats in their White House bedrooms. President John F. Kenney had the lawn spray-painted green if it looked dry. Abigail Adams used to hang laundry in the East Room to dry. Read about these and many more interesting happenings in the White House.