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America's National Parks, a Pop-Up Book

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ISBN13: 9780975896037
ISBN10: 0975896032
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"A three-dimensional tour of America's national parks unfolds in this well-designed pop-up book. Ember's arresting artwork is an exercise in nostalgia, rendered in the style of vintage WPA posters. Six seamless pop-ups give a sense of topography to the rusty buttes of the Grand Canyon, the humid swampland of the Everglades, and the icy blue Smoky Mountains, among other locales. Abundant information about each park is integrated via mini booklets, while tabs, moving parts, and mini pop-ups offer add additional layers and texture. Detailed text spreads describe other parks and include reproductions of WPA posters. Quotations from authors, historians, and political figures dot the pages, while Compton's prose underscores the majesty of these locations: 'Touring Death Valley National Park is far more than hiking across sand dunes. There are miles of otherworldly salt flats, golden-hued and rainbow-colored canyons... and a spring-fed waterfall flowing year-round — in a desert.' All ages." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Ann Littlewood, April 2, 2013 (view all comments by Ann Littlewood)
This wonderful pop-up book is not for little kids, but it might bring out the kid in any adult. The pop-ups are elaborate, with the Grand Canyon yawning wide, Old Faithful shooting up, and a mountain goat on a pinnacle for Glacier National Park. The construction includes several "mini-pop-ups" in the lower corners of the pages. The text is well written and led me, for the first time, to yearn to see the eastern US national parks. There's plenty of information and inspiration. Part of the (reasonable) price is donated to the National Parks Conservation Foundation, making this the perfect gift for yourself or anyone else.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780975896037
Author:
Compton, Don
Publisher:
W.W. West Inc.
Subject:
Travel-Children
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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Product details pages W.W. West Inc. - English 9780975896037 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A three-dimensional tour of America's national parks unfolds in this well-designed pop-up book. Ember's arresting artwork is an exercise in nostalgia, rendered in the style of vintage WPA posters. Six seamless pop-ups give a sense of topography to the rusty buttes of the Grand Canyon, the humid swampland of the Everglades, and the icy blue Smoky Mountains, among other locales. Abundant information about each park is integrated via mini booklets, while tabs, moving parts, and mini pop-ups offer add additional layers and texture. Detailed text spreads describe other parks and include reproductions of WPA posters. Quotations from authors, historians, and political figures dot the pages, while Compton's prose underscores the majesty of these locations: 'Touring Death Valley National Park is far more than hiking across sand dunes. There are miles of otherworldly salt flats, golden-hued and rainbow-colored canyons... and a spring-fed waterfall flowing year-round — in a desert.' All ages." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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