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America the Beautiful

America the Beautiful
Author: Katharine Bates
ISBN 13: 9780399238857
ISBN 10: 399238859
Edition: Second and ed.
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2003-05-12
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
List Price: $18.99

Wendell Minor is an extraordinarily talented fine artist who has received more than two hundred awards for his work. Authors refer to him as a "quiet genius" who creates with simplicity and elegance, a "master" at capturing the essence of the written word in vivid imagery, of creating brilliant paintings that evoke the true spirit of story and place. He has illustrated hundreds of covers for many of the most popular books of the past few decades.

Now, inspired by Katharine Lee Bates's classic verse, Minor gives readers his first picture book-beautiful visual accompaniment for an American standard. Traversing the entire nation, from the Empire State Building to the Grand Tetons, from the Alaskan coast to the Florida Everglades; encompassing multiple eras, from Pilgrims to wagon trains, from the Wright brothers to NASA, Minor takes us on a journey across land and time-literally from sea to shining sea.

Publishers Weekly

"Minor creates a breathtaking visual journey to some of the country's diverse landscapes and monuments, explored in Bates's famous 1895 poem," said PW. All ages. (May) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.