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E is for Eiffel Tower: A France Alphabet

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From its achievements in architecture (Chartres Cathedral), science (Louis Pasteur), and literature (Marcel Proust), the country of France has had a profound impact on the world. E is for Eiffel Tower: A France Alphabet explores its venerable history and cultural heritage. Sumptuous artwork magnifies each letter topic's poem and expository text. Artists and critics tried to stifle The daring design of Gustave Eiffel. Yet a hundred years later, still it stands A symbol of France to other lands. Young readers can ...
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Overview

From its achievements in architecture (Chartres Cathedral), science (Louis Pasteur), and literature (Marcel Proust), the country of France has had a profound impact on the world. E is for Eiffel Tower: A France Alphabet explores its venerable history and cultural heritage. Sumptuous artwork magnifies each letter topic's poem and expository text. Artists and critics tried to stifle The daring design of Gustave Eiffel. Yet a hundred years later, still it stands A symbol of France to other lands. Young readers can experience the treasures of the Louvre Museum, play hide-and-seek in the gardens of Versailles Palace, or get a bird's-eye view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower. The achievements of Claude Monet and Victor Hugo come to life alongside stunning monuments, breathtaking scenery, and history-in-the-making moments. This is Helen Wilbur's fourth book with Sleeping Bear. Helen also authored Lily's Victory Garden; M is for Meow: A Cat Alphabet; and Z is for Zeus: A Greek Mythology Alphabet. She lives in New York City. Yan Nascimbene's work includes over 40 books. Among his prestigious awards are the Society of Illustrators' Silver Medal and the Bologna International Book Fair Graphic Award. His book, Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers, received the Society of Illustrators' Gold Medal. Yan lives in France.
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Children's Literature - Danielle Williams
France is home to a fascinating history and people. A simple introduction, in the form of short poems, takes the reader on a brief tour of the country. Romantic locations such as Brittany and Versailles are presented side-by-side with a glimpse of some of the great artists and artistic treasures inspired by the culture and countryside of France. The author presents 26 poems, A to Z, and the brief poems focus not only on geographic locations or historical figures, but also highlight the culture and customs most commonly associated with France. The simple poems catalog a topic of France corresponding to the letter offered, but included with the poem is a brief, yet more in depth description of the topic under consideration. Full page illustrations of the topic presented add a romantic twist to the in-depth description accompanied by the brief poems. Included with the text is a link to a website which offers additional information on France, as well as information on all of the countries in this "A to Z" series. Reviewer: Danielle Williams
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585365050
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Publication date: 10/12/2010
  • Series: Discover the Word Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 247,287
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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