13 Buildings Children Should Know

13 Buildings Children Should Know

by Angela Roeder
     
 

The world's most iconic buildings are made accessible and exciting for young readers in this colorful introduction to architecture that changed the world.
Children's fascination with buildings is a natural outgrowth of their curiosity about anything strange or huge or complex. This unique book brings together thirteen architectural wonders that have intrigued

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The world's most iconic buildings are made accessible and exciting for young readers in this colorful introduction to architecture that changed the world.
Children's fascination with buildings is a natural outgrowth of their curiosity about anything strange or huge or complex. This unique book brings together thirteen architectural wonders that have intrigued children for years. Through activities such as games, quizzes, drawings and other activities, it teaches them the history behind each of the buildings, and presents fascinating facts about the design, historical use, and construction techniques. This book features pyramids built by men with pulleys, a tower that leans, an opera house shaped like a sailboat, a museum built like a spiral, and the most recent example, a "bird's nest" stadium where the 2008 summer Olympics were held. Each of these buildings and more are introduced to young readers through lively texts and illustrations that will serve to heighten their interest and knowledge about the world's most important architecture, and perhaps inspire them to dream and build on their own.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The famous buildings featured in this pictorial collection include Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, New York City’s Guggenheim Museum and the Beijing National Stadium (built for the 2008 Olympics), each pictured in color photographs, cross-sections and/or ground plans, with time lines tracing the buildings’ developments and changes over time. The straightforward text provides historical context and facts for each structure (the Tower of Pisa continues to lean despite multiple attempts at straightening; the Taj Mahal was built as a memorial). A sound introduction to some impressive structures. Also available: 13 Artists Children Should Know. Ages 12–up. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791341712
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
04/23/2009
Series:
13 Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
244,512
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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