Washington D.C. from A-Z (Hardcover)

By Alan Schroeder, John O'Brien (Illustrator)

Holiday House, 9780823436781, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 20, 2018

List Price: 17.95*
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Humorous cartoons accompany this off-beat guide to the District of Columbia. It is filled with intriguing details about important landmarks and the people who have come to the capital to run the nation's business, celebrate, protest, live in the thick of it all or just visit. From the aluminum tip of the towering Washington monument to the marble bathtubs in the Capital building's basement, this book offers a top to bottom look at Washington D.C. and it's eclectic history. The end papers feature a map of the District.

About the Author

Alan Schroeder is the author of acclaimed books such as Ragtime Tumpie, which was an ALA Notable Children's Book, a Booklist Children's Editors' Choice, and a Parents' Choice Award winner, and Minty, an ALA Notable Children's Book and a Time Magazine Best Children's Book of the Year. He lives in California. John O'Brien is a cartoonist whose work appears in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications. He is the creator of many children's picture books and the illustrator of many more, including Red, White, Blue, and Uncle Who? by Teresa Bateman. He lives in New Jersey.