Arlington National Cemetery
From the Set United States Landmarks
Introduces the history of our national burial ground and discusses some of the people, particularly those in the American military services, who are buried there.
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.6|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
A noteworthy review of United States Landmarks from Booklist on April 1, 2014
Temple introduces Arlington National Cemetery as America’s ‘most important burial ground,’ the final resting place for many American soldiers and others who have served their country. Though still in use today, with several burials each week, the cemetery will probably be full by 2020. The book’s short chapters present topics such as Arlington’s history, its significant monuments, and how it marks Memorial Day. The writing is clear, if pedestrian, and the format is uncluttered, with each bordered page of text facing well-reproduced color photos, including views of the cemetery’s landscape, rows of gravestones, and several individual memorials, such as the memorial to those who died on the Challenger space shuttle. The cemetery’s origins are represented by a sepia photo of Union soldiers at Arlington House during the Civil War. From the United States Landmark series, this is a nicely illustrated introduction to Arlington National Cemetery.
A noteworthy review of United States Landmarks from School Library Journal on April 1, 2014
An attractive, organized, and informative series. Each title consists of two-to-four page chapters of concise, engaging text. The authors keep the information age appropriate without oversimplifying. Captioned illustrations mostly consist of archival and modern-day photographs, many of which show the monuments from a variety of perspectives—during construction, from above, inside, and outside. A period drawing, for instance, shows what the White House looked like following its destruction by the British in 1814. Real winners.
Author: Bob Temple
Bob Temple, who also writes under the name Carl Emerson, is the author of more than 20 nonfiction books for children and young adults, and seven Internet-related titles. Bob holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of St. Thomas and is an award-winning journalist who has enjoyed a 16-year career in newspapers and online journalism. He is also the president of an editorial services and Web content firm based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. He enjoys traveling, playing golf, and spending time with his wife and three children. Bob lives in Rosemount, Minnesota.