Qty:1
  • List Price: $18.99
  • Save: $5.03 (26%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Binding is tight. May have bent pages, some markings, and/or moderate shelf wear. May be ex-library with library stamps/stickers. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Eligible for Amazon's FREE Supersaver/Prime Shipping, Package Tracking, and 24/7 Customer Service!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Arlington: The Story of Our Nation's Cemetery Hardcover – October 26, 2010


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$13.96
$2.72 $0.01
12%20Days%20of%20Deals%20in%20Books

Frequently Bought Together

Arlington: The Story of Our Nation's Cemetery + Buffalo Bird Girl: A Hidatsa Story
Price for both: $28.09

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Holiday Deals in Books
Holiday Deals in Books
Find deals for every reader in the Holiday Deals in Books store, featuring savings of up to 50% on cookbooks, children's books, literature & fiction, and more.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 5
  • Lexile Measure: 1250L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Flash Point; First Edition edition (October 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596435178
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596435179
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 0.4 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #905,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

In the format of a picture book, but with a longer text, this handsome volume presents the history of Arlington National Cemetery. Telling and illustrating the story with quiet dignity, Demarest begins by noting that the rolling, wooded landscape overlooking the Potomac looks calm today, but it was not always so. Robert E. Lee lived at Arlington House with his family before the Civil War, but after his decision to side with his native Virginia during the Civil War, his home became a target for Union forces, and the land around it a cemetery for Northern troops. Since then it has become a national cemetery for soldiers who died in every American war since the Revolution. Demarest writes clearly, organizes the information well, and illustrates the story in nicely composed, sometimes luminous paintings. Back matter includes a time line, an author’s note, recommended books and Internet sites, and lists of significant individuals buried at Arlington and some of the memorials there. Grades 3-5. --Carolyn Phelan

Review

“Young historians and D.C. travelers will embrace this detailed, loving tribute to a very sacred place.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Demarest writes clearly, organizes the information well, and illustrates the story in nicely composed, sometimes luminous paintings.” —Booklist

More About the Author

Born in the 1950s, Chris Demarest was influenced by both his parents' artist abilities. His mother once worked for the Walt Disney animation studios and his father was a life-long doodler. In the upstairs attic of his parents' house, Demarest's father escaped to draw pictures of airplanes. That passion led his father to join the US Army Air Force in WWII, flying the dangerous missions from India into China, referred to as 'the Hump".

Demarest spent most of his years in publishing doing a cartoon, light-hearted style, but tapped into his youth and began working on a series of adventure books. Firefighters A to Z became a NY Time Best Book 2000. Documenting more firefighting careers, USCG work and the Hurricane Hunters, Demarest does all his research first hand. In 2004, he flew with the Hurricane Hunters out of Biloxi Mississippi into Hurricane Ivan, a Cat 4 storm.

His latest book, ARLINGTON: A History of Arlington National Cemetery will be published by Roaring Brook Press, Fall 2010.

Contact info: chris.demarest51@gmail.com
Website: http://www.pbase.com/chrisdemarest
603 460-3095

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
5
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By wogan TOP 100 REVIEWER on January 1, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This small book does a first-class job of conveying the honor and history of Arlington. There are well done drawings, no photographs. It tells the history of Arlington from the beginnings; when George Washington Parke Custis began to build, what today is known as the Custis-Lee Mansion. The resentment of the north at Robert E. Lee's decision to lead the southern army led to the use of his property as a burial ground - a form of punishment for the family.

The story of the Maine Monument, the Tomb of the Unknowns, Kennedy's visit and his subsequent burial is covered and is a good history lesson for children, especially if they will visit Arlington and even perhaps if they have a relative buried at any National Cemetery.

There are two recommendations, one for age level 4-8 and one for grades 3-5. Personally I would recommend the older level especially if you want them to be able to read it themselves. Younger children would probably grow restless at the amount of text on the pages. There is a timeline at the end of the book which aides in learning about this hallowed ground.
This is a great addition to any child's library, but would even be of interest to adults.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 23, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
What a great book not only for children, but for adults as well. The illustrations show that the artist author really put his heart into this story. This is a wonderful tribute to our nation's foremost resting place for our heroes.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Xena on January 2, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book gives great information about the Arlington Cemetery. It also has nice illustrations. Although it is a picture book, it is really better for slightly older children (2nd-5th). However, I did read it to my first graders as a read aloud.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover
I read this to my eighth grade students in preparation for our trip to Washington, D.C. last month. It was a fabulous way to pique their interest about Arlington because we spent two and a half hours walking through the cemetery. My students were able to actually see many of the places within Arlington that the book talks about including: Arlington House, The Tomb of the Unknown Solider, the mast of the Maine, and Kennedy's Eternal Flame, many of which they wouldn't have had much interest in had they not known the story behind them.

The story was just the right length for my students (I think that it would be too long for kids under 4th grade or so) and the paintings were beautiful. I do feel that the content was more appropriate for older students simply because of the deeper meaning that Arlington has in American History.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Ufonium on March 9, 2012
Format: Hardcover
It is hard for me to write a review of this book because words come more easily from the left brain. Chris Demarest's ARLINGTON dwells deep in the right side of my mind... the side truly closest to my heart. It is an elegant book that tells the story of a very special place, using gentle words and beautiful pastel illustrations. There is an exquisite softness in Chris's presentation that perfectly captures the extraordinary feeling of ultimate peace that prevails at Arlington. I can't imagine a book that more faithfully reveals Arlington National Cemetery. Nor more lovingly.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again