America the Beautiful By Katherine Lee Bates Illustrated by Neil Waldman PaperbackAge 5-8 years
One hundred years ago Katharine Lee Bates was inspired to write "America the Beautiful"; Neil Waldman's travels throughout this country the past twenty years have inspired him now to illustrate her poem.
In sweeping panoramas, Neil takes us from coast to coast -- from Niagara Falls to Napa Valley's fruited plains; from the Oregon coast to the majestic mountains of the Great Smokies and the Grand Tetons.
He shows us man-made wonders, such as the portraits on Mount Rushmore and the ancient dwellings of Mesa Verde, and natural ones, like Rainbow Bridge and the Grand Canyon.
This beautiful book will give young readers a sense of the varied beauty of our country, and older readers -- a new appreciation of its glories.