Synopses & Reviews
From New Hampshire's formidable Mount Washington to San Francisco's spectacular Golden Gate Bridge, the scenic treasures of the United States are brilliantly captured in this artistic tour de force. Award-winning poet Diane Seibert's inventive poems are perfectly paired with Caldecott Honorrecipient Stephen Johnson's compelling imagery. Each turn of the page offers a surprisewhether it's an impressionistic painting of Niagara Falls, a wild collage of Las Vegas, or an evocative tallgrass prairie landscape. Additional facts about each site and a list of art media are provided, making this distinguished volume a gem for the study of literature, art, history, or geography.
"This is a beautiful book to hold, to peruse, and to read aloud." Children's Literature
"This distinguished offering blends poetry, geography, art, and history." School Library Journal
"Entertaining, educational and possibly even inspirational." Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Diane Siebert and her husband left their jobs, sold their possessions, and set out on an incredible ten-year journey around the United States (and some of Mexico). This experience inspired her many award-winning children's books: Truck Song, Train Song, Plane Song, Motorcycle Song, Heartland, Mojave, Sierra, Rhyolite, Mississippi
, and Cave
. She lives in Oregon.
Stephen Johnson is the author-illustrator of such well-known books as My Little Red Toolbox, City by Number, and the Caldecott Honorwinning Alphabet City. He lives in Kansas with his wife and two daughters.