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America the Beautiful [Hardcover]

By Wendell Minor (Illustrator) & Katharine Bates (Author)
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Item description for America the Beautiful by Wendell Minor & Katharine Bates...

Presents beautiful illustrations that capture the natural diversity and proud history of America, such as the accomplishment of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, the enormous skyscrapers of New York, the colors of the Everglades of Florida, and beyond.

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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.

Citations And Professional Reviews
America the Beautiful by Wendell Minor & Katharine Bates has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Publishers Weekly - 06/09/2003
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks - 06/01/2003 page 391
  • PW Notes and Reprints - 06/09/2003 page 54
  • Booklist - 06/01/2003 page 1781
  • School Library Journal - 07/01/2003 page 110
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 454
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2003 page 454

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Pages   48
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.34" Width: 8.82" Height: 0.43"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 12, 2003
Publisher   Putnam Juvenile
Age  2-8
Edition  Second and  
ISBN  0399238859  
ISBN13  9780399238857  
UPC  048228016991  

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More About Wendell Minor & Katharine Bates

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Wendell Minor ( has traveled all over the U.S. to research his art for numerous novel jackets and picture books, which include The Buffalo Are Back and The Wolves are Back (both by Jean Craighead George), Look to the Stars (by Buzz Aldrin) and If You Were a Penguin (by Florence Minor). His paintings are in the permanent collections of the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Museum of American Illustration, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Coast Guard, and NASA. He lives in Washington, Connecticut.

Wendell Minor currently resides in Washington, in the state of Connecticut.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > Picture Books
3Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > Fiction > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Poetry > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Poetry
6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Explore the World > United States

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Reviews - What do customers think about America the Beautiful?

Beautiful  Jun 13, 2005
This book is a wonderful way to introduce the song "America the Beautiful" to a child, and enjoy it yourself at the same time. Wendell Minor has done an outstanding job of illustrating the words to this song by painting pictures of real places to match a couple of song lines at a time. It makes one feel like they are being swept across the country as they read or sing the words, as if we were seeing exactly what Katherine Lee Bates was seeing when she wrote the original poem. I also like the fact that at the end of the book there is a spread which again shows a small picture of each of the illustrations and then tells the reader where this place really is. Overall, a very good way to learn/enjoy the song.
Great depiction of the song!  Apr 26, 2004
This book is an excellent depiction of the song. We have been reading it with our daughter since she was 2 years old, and now she is quite familiar with the words of the song as well as with many areas of the country, major landmarks, and significant events. This is a great addition to your library.
Magnificently illustrated version of American anthem  Jul 13, 2003
Wendell Minor has been busy this year, having illustrated picture books documenting 2 American heroes, which were published only a few months apart. INTO THE WOODS and RACHEL tell the stories of patriots, John James Audubon and Rachel Carson, respectively, who struggled to preserve the beauty and health of their native land. Now Mr. Minor has produced another picture book of equal radiance, focusing on the country that those heroes, and he, obviously love. The author is, like Audubon and Carson, another American legend, Katharine Lee Bates. Although her name is not familiar to many people, the poem she wrote certainly is. Here the entire song--not just the first few lines that most Americans have memorized--is emblazoned above Mr. Minor's spectacular paintings. Were she alive today, Ms. Bates would surely find this book comparable to the beauty of the country she wrote about in the first place. AMERICA depicts not only the "purple mountains" and "amber waves of grain" of the first stanza, but breathtaking landscapes from every corner of the nation. The monumental natural landmarks--enormous cliffs of the West, Niagara Falls, the Grand Tetons--are shown as well as quieter, but equally striking, scenes of farmers harvesting wheat in Iowa and steamboats pushing across the mist-shrouded Mississippi River. Even the light beams in Manhattan where the World Trade Center once stood are captured forever in an elegant painting. AMERICA allows readers to visit the most far-flung and spectacular areas of the nation in only 5 minutes, so realistic and compelling are the illustrations. And seeing Bates's poem in its entirety will rekindle readers' feelings for our musical heritage, no matter how many patriotic tunes they've heard since 9/11. This book is a dignified and vibrant testimony to the greatness of this nation, worthy of being shared with all kinds of patriots, young and old, for years and years.

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