Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Mountain Town

Mountain Town

Fall 2000 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Bonnie Geisert
Illustrator: Arthur Geisert
ISBN: 0-395-95390-1
Hardcover Price: $16.00
The third book in their admirable series about small-town America, its detailed, meticulous color etchings draw us into the mountain town the author and illustrator have created: houses, churches, stores and all. We learn how 19th century gold and silver prospectors first settled such towns in remote, mountainous areas where the precious ores were to be found. Through the four seasons of the year, we join the present inhabitants of just such an ex-mining town. We see, above and below ground, what makes it tick: ranchers, skiers and tourists are its mainstay today. Each viewing reveals more details of the town’s past and present. An admirable and authentic bit of Americana.
Selma G. Lanes   ©2000 Parents' Choice

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