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13 Photos Children Should Know

13 Photos Children Should Know

by Brad Finger
     
 

This beautifully illustrated book explores some of the world's iconic images, teaching children about the impact of photography on their world. Some of the world's most renowned pictures are also the most exciting to view and discuss. From Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon to the fall of the Berlin Wall; Lindbergh's historic landing in Paris to Nelson

Overview

This beautifully illustrated book explores some of the world's iconic images, teaching children about the impact of photography on their world. Some of the world's most renowned pictures are also the most exciting to view and discuss. From Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon to the fall of the Berlin Wall; Lindbergh's historic landing in Paris to Nelson Mandela's release from prison; portraits of Albert Einstein, Princess Diana and the Beatles; the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, and the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico—these and other history-making photographs are presented in double-page spreads that offer stunning reproductions of the images themselves, helpful background information on the events and people they portray, and perspectives on the circumstances that inspired them. Paging through these photographs, children will learn not only about people and events that changed the world, but how photographs preserve and help us understand these important moments.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4–7—Thirteen photos that depict famous moments range from Charles Lindbergh's 1927 landing in France to the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010. The choices are quite diverse, capturing the celebratory moments of Beatlemania, the Olympics in China in 2008, and the romantic wedding of Charles and Diana. Images also show political triumphs, such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, the release of Nelson Mandela from prison, Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech in 1963, and the tragedy of 9/11. Personal triumphs include Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay at the summit of Mt. Everest, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong on the moon, and an impish Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue. The pictures showcase the subjects and some, such as Lewis Hines's photo of the workers on the Empire State building, show the genius of the photographer. The brief text gives a basic introduction to these events and people. Overall, the images seem rather random, and photos of these moments are available from many sources.—Carol Schene, formerly at Taunton Public Schools, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791370477
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
06/20/2011
Series:
13 Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
806,057
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

BRAD FINGER is the author of 13 Modern Artists Children Should Know and 13 American Artists Children Should Know (both by Prestel). He lives outside Chicago, Illinois.

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