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America the Beautiful
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America the Beautiful Hardcover - 2003

by Wendell Minor (Illustrator); Katharine Bates

Wendell Minor is an extraordinarily talented fine artist who has received over 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 book 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 beautiful visual accompaniment for an American standard. Traversing the entire nation, from New York City to Pikes Peak, from the Oregon 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. With his stunning paintings of American landscapes and historical moments, he celebrates our nation's history and beauty and transforms a musical tribute into a visual masterpiece.


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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.

 

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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.

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  • Title America the Beautiful
  • Author Wendell Minor (Illustrator); Katharine Bates
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 48
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York
  • Date 2003-05-12
  • Illustrated Yes
  • ISBN 9780399238857 / 0399238859
  • Weight 1.07 lbs (0.49 kg)
  • Dimensions 11.34 x 8.82 x 0.43 in (28.80 x 22.40 x 1.09 cm)
  • Ages 03 to 07 years
  • Grade levels P - 2
  • Reading level 500
  • Library of Congress subjects United States, Children's poetry, American
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2002015702
  • Dewey Decimal Code 811.4

Media reviews

"Wendell Minor has created covers for a shelf of classic American literature...He invests them with interest, with story, in a way few artists can... It is one of his greatest gifts." -David McCullough

About the author

Wendell Minor is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art and Design. His work is in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Museum of American Illustration, and the NASA Art Collection at the John F. Kennedy Space Center.
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