Capital!

Washington D.C. from A to Z

By Laura Krauss Melmed; Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
(HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780688175610, 48pp.)

Publication Date: January 2003

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

Welcome to our nation's Capital, home of American government, world-renowned museums, and famous memorials and monuments. Visit Apollo 11 at the Air and Space Museum, find out how Bills are printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and visit the Capitol Building and see where Congress meets, in this alphabetical tour from best-selling author Laura Krauss Melmed.

Fascinating facts about historic people and places complement Melmed's lively, informative verse, and FranÉ Lessac captures the unique brilliance of the city with her detailed, accessible, folk-style artwork.




About the Author

Laura Krauss Melmed is author of Capital! Washington D.C. from A to Z and New York, New York! The Big Apple from A to Z, also illustrated by FranÉ Lessac; I Love You As Much . . . , illustrated by Henri Sorensen; and the critically acclaimed The Rainbabies, illustrated by Jim LaMarche. She lives with her husband in Washington, D.C.




Praise For Capital!

“Vibrant gouache paintings with a folk-art look dominate this alphabetical tour of our nation’s capital.”
-Booklist

“An unforgettable, read-aloud delight about one of the most visited cities in America.”
-Brooklyn Family

“A guide to Washington DC, driven most successfully by the alphabet, with bright, folkloric illustrations.”
-School Library Journal

“For real and armchair tourists alike, this alphabet book is a lively intro to the District.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

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