America the Beautiful by Robert Sabuda
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Master paper engineer Robert Sabuda has interpreted the classic American anthem "America the Beautiful" in dazzling dimension. From the Golden Gate Bridge to Mount Rushmore to the Statue of Liberty, America has never looked more spectacular. This stunning keepsake masterpiece will be shared and admired by generations to come; indeed it is a national treasure in and of itself.
 

About Robert Sabuda

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Robert Sabuda is known worldwide for his innovative pop-up paper engineering. His books have garnered numerous awards and have made the New York Times bestseller lists. Sabuda’s classic tales include The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, and The 12 Days of Christmas. A graduate of Pratt Institute, Mr. Sabuda lives in New York.
 
Published October 19, 2004 by Little Simon. 16 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sabuda uses foil lavishly, even to the silver ropes on the paddlewheels of the Mississippi steamboat where “God shed His grace.” The work does not end with the final “from sea to shining sea,” with the Statue of Liberty rising in front of the Manhattan skyline, but continues in another four small...

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(For a better setting of ''beautiful,'' think of the opening song of ''Oklahoma!,'' which also begins with the word ''oh.'' That melody swings up and down with equal weight until it lands on the first syllable of the word ''morning'' -- and on a ''blue'' or unexpected note, no less -- emphasizing...

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Each small-sized volume opens with the statement ``Meet some of the animals of [the particular continent] who need our help.'' Six following spreads present indigenous species along with brief descriptive tags: ``a Louisiana black bear with a sweet, sticky paw,'' ``a mountain zebra with thunderin...

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Inside the closing spread ("From sea to shining sea!"), which pictures a minimalist Manhattan with foil-windowed skyscrapers, a small book-within-a-book provides mini-pop-ups (the Twin Towers, Liberty Bell and an American eagle) and lyrics to the lesser-known verses by "Katharine Lee Bates July 4...

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