Cover image for Mount Rushmore
Title:
Mount Rushmore
Author:
Hahn, Laura.
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Mason Crest Publishers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the history and sculpting of the images on South Dakota's Mount Rushmore, and provides facts about the four presidents represented there: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.
Language:
English
Contents:
Where dreams begin -- Making the difference -- Designing the dream -- Selling the dream -- The muscle behind the magic.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.1 1.0 59653.
ISBN:
9781590840276
Format :
Book

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In 1929, sculptor Gutzon Borglum started an ambitious project: carving the likenesses of four of America's greatest presidents out of a granite mountain in South Dakota. Mount Rushmore is a national treasure. The four presidents chiseled from the rock represent different ideals.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-These concise and accessible titles explore the creation and importance of two U.S. symbols. Hahn tells the story of Mount Rushmore by focusing on the artist, Gutzon Borglum, and his 14-year struggle to create the monument with on-again, off-again funding. Marcovitz traces the history of the Liberty Bell, noting the supposition, rumors, and scientific study used to identify the cause of the large crack. Both books have thorough chronologies; they are especially important since the texts are not strictly linear. Captioned, full-color photographs and paintings give students a visual history of each symbol. Well suited for schools, these volumes offer fodder for reports.-Suzanne Crowder, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Where dreams begin
Making the difference
Designing the dream
Selling the dream
The muscle behind the magic
Chronology
Glossary