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Parks for the people, how Frederick Law Olmsted designed America, by Elizabeth Partridge ; art by Becca Stadtlander

Label
Parks for the people, how Frederick Law Olmsted designed America, by Elizabeth Partridge ; art by Becca Stadtlander
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 40)
resource.biographical
individual biography
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Parks for the people
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1258071289
Responsibility statement
by Elizabeth Partridge ; art by Becca Stadtlander
Sub title
how Frederick Law Olmsted designed America
Summary
"Frederick Law Olmsted longed to make the United States a better, more peaceful place for all, but he didn't know how. In a new country plagued by bitter political divisions, inequality, and greed, how could one person make a difference? Then Fred found his answer: he could build public parks. After winning a contest to design Central Park in the heart of New York City, Fred went on to create visionary designs all across America, including Prospect Park in Boston, Yosemite National Park in California, and even the Capitol Grounds in Washington, DC, where democracy thrives to this day. Fred never stopped working toward his goal of creating common ground for everyone in America. Fred's parks were -- and still are -- designed for all" --, Inside jacket
Target audience
juvenile