America the Beautiful (Putnam Edition)

America the Beautiful (Putnam Edition)

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by Katharine Bates, Wendell Minor
     
 

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Wendell Minor is an extraordinarily talented fine artist who has received more than two hundred awards for his work. Authors refer to him as a "quiet genius" who creates with simplicity and elegance, a "master" at capturing the essence of the written word in vivid imagery, of creating brilliant paintings that evoke the true spirit of story and place. He has

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Wendell Minor is an extraordinarily talented fine artist who has received more than two hundred awards for his work. Authors refer to him as a "quiet genius" who creates with simplicity and elegance, a "master" at capturing the essence of the written word in vivid imagery, of creating brilliant paintings that evoke the true spirit of story and place. He has illustrated hundreds of covers for many of the most popular books of the past few decades.

Now, inspired by Katharine Lee Bates's classic verse, Minor gives readers his first picture book-beautiful visual accompaniment for an American standard. Traversing the entire nation, from the Empire State Building to the Grand Tetons, from the Alaskan coast to the Florida Everglades; encompassing multiple eras, from Pilgrims to wagon trains, from the Wright brothers to NASA, Minor takes us on a journey across land and time-literally from sea to shining sea.

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From the Publisher
"Wendell Minor has created covers for a shelf of classic American literature...He invests them with interest, with story, in a way few artists can... It is one of his greatest gifts." -David McCullough
Publishers Weekly
"Minor creates a breathtaking visual journey to some of the country's diverse landscapes and monuments, explored in Bates's famous 1895 poem," said PW. All ages. (May) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399238857
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
05/12/2003
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,164,713
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Wendell Minor is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art and Design. His work is in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Museum of American Illustration, and the NASA Art Collection at the John F. Kennedy Space Center.

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America The Beautiful 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DadandMom More than 1 year ago
My kindergarten age daughter checked this bood out from the library at school. Loves the pictures and singing the song with her toy karaoke machine. So we purchased it for her for Christmas. She was sooo excited. Still loves singing this song with the family and by herself. Great book. Highly Recommended.