To embellish a book based on America's favorite anthem, it's hard to imagine a more fitting illustrator than Wendell Minor, who has a gift for creating inspiring images of the nation's people and its landscapes. Katharine Lee Bates's poem is graced here with Minor's lush gouaches of America's natural and historical wonders, from Yosemite National Park and Kennedy Space Center, to Mount Rushmore and Plymouth Plantation. Supplementary materials include biographies of Bates and the composer of the song, plus the sheet music, a facsimile of the original lyrics, and brief information about all 21 locations depicted in this book for readers 4 and up.
America The Beautiful
Author: Wendell Minor, illus. Katharine Lee Bates, text.