A Green Place to Be: The Creation of Central Park

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A Green Place to Be: The Creation of Central Park
Written by Ashley Benham Yazdani
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763696951
ISBN-13: 9780763696955
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A Green Place to Be: The Creation of Central Park

author/illustrator: Ashley Benham Yazdani

In 1858, New York City was growing so fast that new roads and tall buildings threatened to swallow up the remaining open space. The people needed a green place to be a park with ponds to row on and paths for wandering through trees and over bridges. When a citywide contest solicited plans for creating a park out of barren swampland, Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted put their heads together to create the winning design, and the hard work of making their plans a reality began. By winter, the lake opened for skating. By the next summer, the waterside woodland known as the Ramble opened for all to enjoy. Meanwhile, sculptors, stone masons, and master gardeners joined in to construct thirty-four unique bridges, along with fountains, pagodas, and band shells, making New York's Central Park a green gift to everyone. Included in the end matter are bios of Vaux and Olmsted, a bibliography, and engaging factual snippets.

How did Central Park become a vibrant gem in the heart of New York City? Follow the visionaries behind the plan as it springs to green life.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$17.99 / $23.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763696951 /  9780763696955
on sale date:
03/2019
type/format:
Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Hardback
LC#:
20189611
 
age range:
7 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 11 1/8" x 9 1/2"
grade range:
Grade 2 - Grade 5
 
subjects:
Biography & Autobiography; Gardening; History;
author’s comments:
Ashley Benham Yazdani holds an MFA from the Illustration Practice Program at the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BFA in illustration from California College of the Arts. A Green Place to Be is her debut picture book.
 
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