From the Set United States Landmarks
Describes the creation of the huge sculpture carved into Mount Rushmore in the 1920s under the direction of Gutzon Borglum.
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.7|
|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 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: Luke Gabriel
Luke Gabriel is the pen name of Gabriel Flynn. Raised in pristine North Dakota, Flynn is a lifelong sports enthusiast. He received his classical education at St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, where he met his beautiful wife Kristee. Flynn enjoys traveling, reading, playing games with his wife, and wrestling with his four children--Isaac, Peter, Rachel, and Hannah. Flynn and his family live in Eagan, Minnesota. A prolific writer for The Child's World, Flynn also writes under the pen name A. R. McHugh.