E is for Eiffel Tower: A France Alphabet
by Helen L. Wilbur
From its achievements in architecture (Chartres Cathedral), science (Louis Pasteur), and literature (Marcel Proust), the country of France has had a profound impact on the world. E is for Eiffel Tower: A France Alphabet explores its venerable history and cultural heritage. Sumptuous artwork magnifies each letter topic's poem and expository text. Artists and critics tried to stifle The daring design of Gustave Eiffel. Yet a hundred years later, still it stands A symbol of France to other lands. Young readers can experience the treasures of the Louvre Museum, play hide-and-seek in the gardens of Versailles Palace, or get a bird's-eye view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower. The achievements of Claude Monet and Victor Hugo come to life alongside stunning monuments, breathtaking scenery, and history-in-the-making moments. This is Helen Wilbur's fourth book with Sleeping Bear. Helen also authored Lily's Victory Garden; M is for Meow: A Cat Alphabet; and Z is for Zeus: A Greek Mythology Alphabet. She lives in New York City. Yan Nascimbene's work includes over 40 books. Among his prestigious awards are the Society of Illustrators' Silver Medal and the Bologna International Book Fair Graphic Award. His book, Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers, received the Society of Illustrators' Gold Medal. Yan lives in France.
- Dewey: 944
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585365050): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2010, 10/12/2010
- PDF (9781410307514): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2010, 11/12/2010
- Hosted ebook (9781627534543): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Subject: Geography, Language Arts
- Series: Discover the World
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 8
- ATOS Reading Level: 7.6
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 139766
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
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Author: Helen L. Wilbur
A former librarian, Helen L. Wilbur spent many years in the world of publishing. She has a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago and an M.A. in Library Science from Columbia University. Helen’s award-winning children’s books include Finnegan and Fox: The Ten-Foot Cop (2014 Bank Street Best Books of the Year for Children, 2013 Creative Child Seal of Excellence Award), Lily’s Victory Garden (2011 Storytelling World Resource Honor Award: Stories for Pre-Adolescent Listeners Category, 2011 IRA Teacher’s Choices Reading List – Primary Category) and Z is for Zeus: A Greek Mythology Alphabet (2009 Mom’s Choice Award). Other awards include the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. Helen lives on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and spends her summers in the mountains of New Hampshire.
Illustrator: Yan Nascimbene
Half-French and half-Italian, Yan Nascimbene spent his childhood and adolescence between Paris, Turin, and the south of France before moving to the United States where, as an art student, he met his wife Joan, a painter, writer and ceramist. Yan has drawn over 300 book covers and 40 fully illustrated books, some of which he wrote. His previous children’s books include Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog and Castle of Books.
Widely exhibited in France, Italy, the United States and Japan, Yan was awarded the Society of Illustrators’ Silver Medal twice and the Bologna International Book-fair Graphic Award three times.