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About The Book
The White House. The Washington Monument. The Lincoln Memorial. The Jefferson Memorial. The Capitol building. These structures define and glorify our nation's history and stand today as towering symbols of architectural achievement. However the tale behind their construction is often left untold. Brought to life by Lynn Curlee, the story of the emergence of our capital city is one that is both moving and awe-inspiring.
In Capital, Mr. Curlee explores the forces behind, and the people working for, the creation of these monuments, detailing the brilliance, agony, and creative spirit that went into them. With extraordinary paintings and a moving narrative, he revitalizes the history of Washington, D.C., and the growth of a nation, for young readers.
About The Illustrator
Lynn Curlee, who received a Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book Award for Brooklyn Bridge, comes from a family of intense sports fans. His other books include Liberty, Ships of the Air, Into the Ice: The Story of Arctic Exploration, Rushmore, The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Capital, and, most recently, Parthenon. He lives on the North Fork of Long Island, New York.
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 1, 2003)
- Length: 48 pages
- ISBN13: 9780689849473
- Grades: 3 - 7
- Ages: 8 - 12
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Awards and Honors
- CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
- Charlotte Award Suggested Reading List (NY)
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- Book Cover Image (jpg): Capital Hardcover 9780689849473
- Author Photo (jpg): Lynn Curlee Photo Credit:(0.1 MB)
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