From his unique perspective as the great, great grandnephew of "America the Beautiful" writer, Katharine Lee Bates, Chris Gall transforms this beloved patriotic song into monumental works of artfrom purple mountain majesties to gleaming alabaster cities. Honoring his ancestry and national pride, Gall pairs the beautiful lyrics with striking illustrations of notable American images such as Pike's Peak, the Tuskgee Airmen, and firefighters raising the American flag at Ground Zero.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||9.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Katharine Lee Bates was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts on August 12, 1859. In the summer of 1893, she embarked on an extensive tour of America, from Niagara Falls, to the World's Fair in Chicago, and ultimately to Pike's Peak near Colorado Springs. It was from this vantage point that she was inspired to write the first drafts of America the Beautiful. First published on July 4, 1895 by The Congregationalist, the poem underwent 2 more revisions to become the version we know today.
Chris Gall is the award-winning author and illustrator of Dog Vs. Cat, Awesome Dawson, Revenge of the Dinotrux, Substitute Creacher, and Dinotrux, a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book. He is also the illustrator of America the Beautiful, another Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Good book for children to learn about our country and learn how we became a free nation. Good factual book, children need to learn about America and be proud about the country.
My kindergarten age daughter checked this bood out from the library at school. Loves the pictures and singing the song with her toy karaoke machine. So we purchased it for her for Christmas. She was sooo excited. Still loves singing this song with the family and by herself. Great book. Highly Recommended.