My Washington, DC by Kathy Jakobsen

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Welcome to My Washington, DC!
Vibrant, lush paintings full of elaborate detail bring the capital city to life! A young girl and her friend explore all their favorite places in Washington, DC, from the White House to the Lincoln Memorial. They peek inside the National Air and Space Museum, glimpse the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives, and bask in the beauty of the cherry blossoms surrounding the Tidal Basin.
With two giant foldout pages, a map of the city, fun facts, seek-and-find challenges, and a poster of the Bill of Rights on the underside of this jacket, My Washington, DC is endlessly fun and educational. Kathy Jakobsen's lavish paintings invite readers to return again and again to this dazzling tribute to America's capital!

About Kathy Jakobsen

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Kathy Jakobsen is one of the premier folk artists in the United States. She is the creator of My New York, This Land Is Your Land, and Johnny Appleseed, and her oil paintings have been exhibited across the United States, Europe, and Japan. The American Folk Art Museum called Kathy "one of the best landscape folk painters of the century" in their Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Folk Art and Artists. In 1984, she was commissioned to create an "Easter at the White House" painting, and she is delighted to return to such an inspiring city with My Washington, DC. Kathy invites you to visit her online at
Published September 6, 2016 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Genres: History, Children's Books.

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Gr 1–3—Jakobsen takes readers on a whimsical, whirlwind tour of our nation's capital in this nonfiction picture book. Beginning at Union Station, characters Becky and her friend Martin make their way around many of the sights of Washington, DC. Most locations are treated to highly detailed spread...

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