Stock Image

MY FELLOW AMERICANS: A Family Album

Provensen, Alice

14 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0152766421 / ISBN 13: 9780152766429
Published by Browndeer Press/Harcourt Brace, San Diego & NY, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Jeryl Metz, Books (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since April 12, 1997

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 35.49 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

A fascinating picture book for children which explores America's diversity in our people (good and bad), ideas, art, stories and in our conflicts. 61 pages including a foreword and observations for adults. Color illustrated throughout with multi-image end papers which go to the heart of the book. Fine copy; INSCRIBED: "To Margaret Lucky - with gratitude and admiration - Alice Provensen 1996" , SURROUNDED BY STARS DRAWN BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE. OUT OF PRINT. Bookseller Inventory # 12434

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: MY FELLOW AMERICANS: A Family Album

Publisher: Browndeer Press/Harcourt Brace, San Diego & NY

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Author

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: About Fine Dj

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

In this fascinating compendium, Alice Provensen creates an album that reveals the words and deeds of fellow Americans in elegant pictures brimming with lively detail. An eclectic sampling of Americans is represented-from Pocahontas to Henry Ford, Sojourner Truth to Jim Henson, and Al Capone to Dr. Seuss. By showing us the myriad personalities who have influenced our lives, Mrs. Provensen provides remarkable insight into what it means to be a part of the American family. “Inspiring is the best adjective to describe this very personal book.”-USA Today

Review:

In this illustrated "family album," Caldecott medalist Alice Provensen offers a unique glimpse of the people who shaped America, from Pocahontas to Edgar Allan Poe to Martin Luther King Jr. This 60-page, oversized hardcover is rich with portraits of artists, enduring icons, outlaws, radicals, visionaries, composers, writers, inventors, and reformers. On the "Naturalists and Ecologists" page, Rachel Carson is joined by water analyst Ellen Swallow Richards, painter and ornithologist John James Audubon, and agricultural chemist George Washington Carver. While quotations from famous Americans mark every page, the book's focus is purely pictorial. The visual montages present an interesting jumping-off point for further exploration of some of America's rogues and luminaries.

"Like all families," Provenson writes in her introduction, "my American family has its rich uncles and poor relations, its atheists and believers, its scoundrels and bigots, its gifted and compassionate. Above all, these relatives are individuals, idiosyncratic and exceptional. In general I have been able to group them here by thought, by behavior, by métier.... Pictured on the end sheets, front and back, are individuals who defy classification--Americans who are known for a single or unique act, invention, comment, work of art, tragedy, or who are somehow larger than life and have come to represent our myths and legends, our fantasies and our foibles." (Age 9 and older)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Scans available on request. We are a private bookseller; to see our books in person, appointments can be made. We specialize in collectible books for children & illustrated books, Sherlockiana & some general stock including many signed hardcovers (children's & adult titles). Over 5800 books in stock. Business hours: 12:30 PM-5:30 PM EST Weekdays, Saturdays by appointment.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

** PAYMENT: Due within 7 days of ordering; BOOKS RESERVED FOR CONFIRMED ORDERS ONLY! Payments can be made through ABEBOOKS.com, by check, money order or PAYPAL.
** RETURNS: Accepted with Prior Notification to us within 3 days of book's receipt & returned to us within 2 weeks. Postage is only refunded for misquoted books.
** NEW YORK STATE RESIDENTS MUST ADD 8.875% SALES TAX to book prices & ship/handling, unless exempt (form required).


Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2-3 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or over-sized, we will contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal