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America the Beautiful

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4/5 (31 valutazioni)
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18 pagine
1 minuto
Pubblicato:
Apr 15, 2015
ISBN:
9781623953201
Formato:
Libro

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The lyrics this patriotic classic are combined with stunning photographs of the American landscape. With one line on each page, people of all ages will enjoy singing the song while looking at the images. Celebrate America's Independence day with this short book and use it as a teaching tool to share the song and images of the flag with children for the fourth of July.

Pubblicato:
Apr 15, 2015
ISBN:
9781623953201
Formato:
Libro

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  • (5/5)
    I wish I could give this book more than just 5 stars because this book was FANTASTIC! The illustrations were beautiful, all based off of real places in the U.S. I was singing the song "American the Beautiful" as I read the words on each page. At the end of the book, there were biographies of the woman who thought of the words to describe America, and the man who thought of the melody to go with it. Also at the back were lyrics to the song and a map of the U.S.A. The entire book contains a song, poem, history, and a map all about the U.S.
  • (5/5)
    Genre: poetryAudience: Pre k-5This is a beautifully illustrated book that has verses from the poem with appropriate pictures from different parts of the U.S. It is a great read for all children and I will use this in my classroom to chorally sing this poem at the beginning of each day while I show pictures on ELMO.
  • (3/5)
    A patriotic celebration of America's multicultural mosaic.
  • (5/5)
    Good book for ESL classes, too
  • (3/5)
    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.
  • (3/5)
    America the Beautiful, illustrated by Chris Gall.Acting on the recommendation of a friend, I recently requested the picture-book presentation of this lovely American song, with accompanying artwork by Wendell Minor, from my local library, only to receive this edition with illustrations by Chris Gall instead. I'm glad the mishap occurred - although I will still be tracking down a copy of the Wendell Minor version - as this is really a lovely book, and a wonderful tribute to one of America's most well-known patriotic songs. Composed as a poem in 1893, and published two years later in the pages of The Congregationalist, a Boston-based church periodical, America the Beautiful is a celebration of the natural beauty of our nation, and of the moral beauty of its history of immigration and struggle for freedom. The words of the song - O beautiful for spacious skies, / For amber waves of grain, / For purple mountains majesties / Above the fruited plain!" - provided the text, and are paired with gorgeous hand engravings that have been digitized and presented in color.I found it very interesting that the artist here, Chris Gall, was the great-great-grandnephew of poet Katharine Lee Bates, who composed these words, and that he grew up in a home with a heirloom copy of the poem, in Bates' own handwriting, framed on the wall. That hand-written copy provides the inspiration for the decorative endpapers here, while the color engravings, which are really just beautiful, capture the spirit of each verse (or piece of verse) in the piece. I appreciated many of the artistic choices that Gall made, and the diverse peoples and time periods - the Lewis and Clark expedition, the Tuskegee Airmen, the steamship immigrants of the later 19th and early 20th centuries, the firemen who raised the flag in the rubble after 9/11 - he included in his work. I grew up singing this song, and it was a pleasure to be reminded of it. Now I'll have to see how Wendell Minor's visual interpretation of these words matches up!
  • (5/5)
    The picture book, “America the Beautiful”, is a wonderful take on the classic poetic song. The first reason why I liked this book was that at the beginning of the book, the book opened with the song and notes. This shows the reader the musical notes that correlate to the song and which keys are to be played at the specific time. The next reason why I enjoyed reading this book was because of the illustrations. The illustrations were absolutely beautiful. The illustrations are painted famous landmarks in America. The illustrator painted many places such as Mount Rushmore, Red Wood trees, and the Grand Canyon. My favorite illustration was the picture of a waterfall. The illustrator used fine detail, small dots, and an array of colors such as purple, green, pink, and white in order to make the waterfall look as realistic as possible. The main idea of this book was to display beautiful illustrated pictures to go along with the song, “America the Beautiful”.