River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River (Hardcover)

River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River By Hudson Talbott, Hudson Talbott (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Hudson Talbott, Hudson Talbott (Illustrator)
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The Hudson River has been a source of inspiration and a means of livelihood to all who have lived along its shores. It played a key role in the settling of the New World and the outcome of the Revolutionary War, and was the birthplace of the environmental movement. Now Hudson Talbott pays homage to the river that shares his name in a gorgeously illustrated, fascinating account of the river?s history.

Each appealing spread sheds exciting light on the river?s strategic, economic and cultural signifi cance. Packed with facts, timelines and maps, this is a wonderful introduction to a wide range of topics including the Age of Exploration, the Erie Canal, the Industrial Age, American arts and literature and the environment. River of Dreams is truly a book with something for everyone.

About the Author

Hudson Talbott (www.hudsontalbott.com) wrote and illustrated From Wolf to Woof, United Tweets of America, River of Dreams, and It’s All About Me-ow, and he has illustrated numerous picture books, including Newbery Honor winner Show Way (by Jacqueline Woodson) and Leonardo’s Horse (by Jean Fritz), an ALA Notable Book and a VOYA Honor Book. He lives in the Hudson Valley of New York and New York City.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780399245213
ISBN-10: 0399245219
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 22nd, 2009
Pages: 40
Language: English