S is for Smithsonian: America's Museum Alphabet [NOOK Book]

Overview

Where can one find the world's largest mounted African elephant? Or the world's largest blue diamond? Why, at the world's largest museum complex and research organization, of course! In S is for Smithsonian® readers can take an armchair tour of the incredible exhibitions and collections found in the Smithsonian Museum. When it opened in 1855, no one could have imagined that the Smithsonian Museum would grow to include 19 museums, nine research centers, or over 130 million objects, artworks, and specimens ...
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S is for Smithsonian: America's Museum Alphabet

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Overview

Where can one find the world's largest mounted African elephant? Or the world's largest blue diamond? Why, at the world's largest museum complex and research organization, of course! In S is for Smithsonian® readers can take an armchair tour of the incredible exhibitions and collections found in the Smithsonian Museum. When it opened in 1855, no one could have imagined that the Smithsonian Museum would grow to include 19 museums, nine research centers, or over 130 million objects, artworks, and specimens collected from all over the world. With over 25 million visitors a year, the Smithsonian truly is the world's largest museum! See the airplane Amelia Earhart flew on her solo Atlantic flight. Admire diamond earrings that once belonged to Marie Antoinette. From A-Z, S is for Smithsonian® explores the amazing objects and memorable displays that are part of this remarkable museum. Marie and Roland Smith have collaborated on several alphabet titles, including B is for Beaver: An Oregon Alphabet and Z is for Zookeeper: A Zoo Alphabet. They live on a small farm south of Portland. The author of many books for children, Roland has also penned Sleeping Bear Press's middle-grade series, I, Q. Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen has illustrated more than 20 books with Sleeping Bear Press, including the bestselling The Legend of Sleeping Bear; The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell; and most recently, Itsy Bitsy & Teeny Weeny. He and his wife, Robbyn, live in Bath, Michigan, on their 40-acre farm and wildlife refuge.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
On its wide landscape pages, this alphabet book introduces young readers to the complex of museums and galleries comprising the Smithsonian Institution. Each entry has a vertical band of information and a wider illustration for its subject (the inept rhymes for each letter could have been omitted). Some selections are intriguing, such as Y for Yupik, used to illustrate the scope of the National Museum of the American Indian, and P for Peacocks painted by James Whistler for the Peacock Room, which were moved intact to the Freer Gallery. Q and X, usually difficult to match, fall naturally into place as Quilt (for the National Quilt Collection) and Xu Bing, a Chinese artist who created a hanging sculpture for the Sackler Gallery of the National Museum of Asian Art. Others are not so inspired: E for elephant represents the Museum of Natural History; two munching pandas stand for the National Zoological Park. Visually the book is not uniformly attractive; although the paintings are big and bold, colors are sometimes jarring—Amelia Earhart wears a lime green tunic as she stands before her scarlet Lockheed Vega. Juxtaposition of two entries in each spread makes for some awkward combinations, as when a segregated lunch counter with green and orange plastic seats appears face-to-face with an Egyptian mummy and hieroglyphics. The final two-page spread, however, a neat map of the Museum complex with buses and Metro stops marked, makes this alphabetical tour usefully informative for readers lucky enough to be visiting national museums. Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133484486
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Publication date: 6/25/2010
  • Series: Science Alphabet
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,257,235
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

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