Capital

Illustrated by Lynn Curlee
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About The Book

How did the White House become white?

Who designed the capital city?

What is the Washington Monument made of?


Find the answers to these questions and many more about our stunning national capital, Washington D.C., within the pages of this illuminating book by award-winning author and illustrator Lynn Curlee.

About The Author

Photo Credit:

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.

About The Illustrator

Photo Credit:

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.

Raves and Reviews

"A necessary addition to American history collections."
-- School Library Journal, starred review

"[Curlee's] acrylic paintings are as grand as the capital itself."
-- San Francisco Chronicle

Awards and Honors

  • CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
  • Charlotte Award Suggested Reading List (NY)

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