Washington, D.C.: A Scrapbook

Washington, D.C.: A Scrapbook

by Laura Lee Lee Benson, Iris Van Rynbach, Aris Van Rynbach
     
 

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This fact- and fun-filled introduction to Washington, D.C. is designed as a scrapbook. Colorful illustrations, photographs, and souvenirs combine with a lively and informative text to show young readers the sights, history, and workings of the government. Add an aerial view of the center of the city, listings of places to visit, a timeline of Washington's history, and… See more details below

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This fact- and fun-filled introduction to Washington, D.C. is designed as a scrapbook. Colorful illustrations, photographs, and souvenirs combine with a lively and informative text to show young readers the sights, history, and workings of the government. Add an aerial view of the center of the city, listings of places to visit, a timeline of Washington's history, and a guide to other resources, and the result is a perfect memento of a trip to Washington. A great way to get ready for a trip, and a fun introduction to the city for armchair travelers.

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Library Journal
Gr 2-6-In a lively scrapbook-style format, an African-American student records a class trip from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. Danny arrives via Amtrak at Union Station and tours the city with three friends. The illustrations are an attractive collage of watercolor drawings and color photographs. The page that describes the city's subway system shows an actual fare card and Metro map. Famous landmarks such as the White House, the Capitol building, the Air and Space Museum, and the National Zoo are featured with interesting captions that might be enlightening even to native Washingtonians. An informal appendix containing, among other things, a D.C. time line, a discussion of U.S. government, and a map of the National Mall, does a good job of supplementing the facts and trivia presented in the body of the text. A list of cultural sites does not include the new Roosevelt Memorial, unfortunately dating the book a little at the onset. The last page lists books, Web sites, and bureaus to contact for further information. This book will intrigue students preparing for a trip or gathering facts for a report. The format is far more engaging than the traditional nonfiction book on a geographic location.-Jackie Hechtkopf, University of Maryland, College Park Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881060645
Publisher:
Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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