Cover image for The man who made parks : the story of parkbuilder Frederick Law Olmsted
Title:
The man who made parks : the story of parkbuilder Frederick Law Olmsted
Author:
Wishinsky, Frieda.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Plattsburgh, N.Y. : Tundra Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
820 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 0.5 51717.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.9 2 Quiz: 30964 Guided reading level: S.
ISBN:
9780887764356
Format :
Book

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Summary

When the great cities of North America were being developed, there was little thought to creating "green spaces." Frederick Law Olmsted combined his childhood love for nature with the structured beauty of the great parks of London and Paris to turn a neglected, swampy area into one of the most acclaimed parks in North America: Central Park in New York City.


Author Notes

Frieda Wishinsky is the author of many acclaimed books for children, including Oonga Boonga and Each One Special . She grew up in New York City, where, as a child, she played in Central Park. The memory of those happy times inspired this book. Frieda Wishinsky now lives in Toronto with her family and continues to enjoy city parks.

Song Nan Zhang was born in Shanghai. He received a master's degree from the Beijing Central Institute of Fine Arts, and his paintings have been exhibited in galleries around the world. After teaching at the Central Institute for several years, he visited Montreal, Canada, and decided to settle there with his wife and two sons to pursue his painting full time. His works on canvas have been regularly exhibited in eastern Canada, notably at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Olmsted is not a name most children will recognize, but they will know his work-beautiful open areas such as New York City's Central Park; the grounds surrounding the United States Capital; and other outdoor spaces in Boston, Niagara Falls, and Montreal. In picture-book format, Wishinsky tells the story of a man who drifted through several careers before finding his calling as a landscape architect. The text brings Olmsted to life through accounts of his childhood love of the outdoors, a fondly remembered walking tour of England, and his first day on the job as Central Park superintendent when his boss tried to make a fool of him. Full-page, realistically detailed pastel drawings illustrate the book. No bibliography or list of sources is included. This is a book that may need some introduction but it does have its uses.-Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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