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Mount Rushmore (Lightning Bolt Books: Famous Places (Paperback)) Paperback – August 1, 2010
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As a former teacher, Judith loves visiting classrooms and libraries to share her stories as a writer/photographer and to help children learn to express themselves through poetry and prose. She also enjoys meeting teachers and librarians when she presents programs at conferences.
Judith's titles have been selected for the Children's Choices Reading List by the IRA/CBC, recommended by the National Science Teacher's Association, chosen for the Children's Literature Choice List, named a Notable Social Studies Trade Book by the NCSS/CBC, and selected as Best Children's Books of the Year by the Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College. " --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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He chose Thomas Jefferson because he "added new land to the United States, which doubled its size." Borglum chose Abraham Lincoln because he "kept the country together," and lastly he chose Theodore Roosevelt because he "had the Panama Canal built," thus enabling us to travel from the east to the west easily. He then set about making a "model of the presidents" which "helped his workers make the giant carving." In 1927 the project had begun. You will be able to see actual photographs of the dynamite blasting, men working in swinging cages, you'll see them suspended from cables, you'll watch as the faces emerge from the mountainside, and you'll get to see a photograph of the memorial to the Rushmore Workers.
This is a fascinating look at Mount Rushmore, the man who designed it, and the workers who made his dream come true. In addition to the well written historical text, the selection of photographs makes this book especially interesting. This book uses Rembrandt Peale's portrait of Washington, Charles Wilson Peale's portrait of Lincoln, and photographs of the other two presidents.Read more ›