Cover image for Mount Rushmore
Title:
Mount Rushmore
Author:
Santella, Andrew.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
30 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Relates how the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, known as "The Shrine of Democracy, " was conceived, designed, and created.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 3-5 6.1 3 Quiz: 23203 Guided reading level: T.
ISBN:
9780516211404
Format :
Book

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Relates how the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, known as "The Shrine of Democracy," was conceived, designed, and created.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Dealing primarily with the construction process of Mount Rushmore, Santella offers a solid presentation that is both informative and interesting. He writes clearly and keeps his focus squarely on the monument itself. The challenges presented by a project of this magnitude, along with difficulties posed by weather and lack of funding, provide a realistic picture of what Gutzon Borglum and his workers faced. While archival black-and-white and sepia-toned photos are often small and of poor quality, they provide a real sense of the scope and enormity of this grand project. This is a cleaner, more focused treatment than Lynn Curlee's Rushmore (Scholastic, 1999). While there is some inconsistency in word definitions provided, Winkelman's presentation of the Panama Canal, from the rationale for its construction through its impact and likely future, is straightforward and well organized. The final pages depict Panamanian struggles to regain control over the canal zone and to reverse the historical discrimination and division that has resulted from its control by non-Panamanians. Relevant photographs, two excellent if simple maps, and a time line add to readers' understanding as well as to the attractiveness of this package. A balanced and worthy purchase where needed.-Rosie Peasley, Empire Union School District, Modesto, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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