Climbing Kansas Mountains by Shannon

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Shimmering illustrations full of visual surprises record the journey of a father and his son, trading wordplay and affection as they go, to the towering grain elevators that dot the Kansas landscape in the mid-day heat.
 

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George Shannon is a popular storyteller and former children's librarian whose many notable picture books include "Tomorrow's Alphabet, Lizard's Guest, " and "White Is for Blueberry. Tippy-Toe Chick, Go!", illustrated by Laura Dronzek, was named a Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book. George Shannon lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Thomas B. Allen is an author and editor. For more than fifteen years he served with the National Geographic Society as associate chief of the book service. He edited the million-plus bestseller "We Americans" and has published numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including "War Games. "Allen and Polmar have collaborated in writing seven books and numerous articles. Both live in the Washington area.
 
Published September 30, 1993 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.
Genres: Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Sam's father suggests that they ``climb a Kansas mountain,'' skeptical Sam says, ``Sure . . . and watch pigs fly,'' but he changes his mind after his father drives him to the grain elevators wher

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and watch pigs fly,'' but he changes his mind after his father drives him to the grain elevators where they climb ``as high as eight houses stacked like blocks.'' Sam thinks the land looks like their tablecloth, ``but with ribbons of road instead of red,'' and his house seems to be ``hiding under...

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