Tulip Sees America by Cynthia Rylant

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Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and award-winning illustrator Lisa Desimini celebrate the beauty of America. This vibrant, inspiring picture book captures a fun-filled drive across the country. A young man and his dog, Tulip, marvel at the farms in Iowa, the skies in Nebraska, the wind in Wyoming, and many more exquisite visions of America the beautiful. Full color.

About Cynthia Rylant

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Cynthia Rylant was born on June 6, 1954 in Hopewell, Virginia. She attended and received degrees at Morris Harvey College, Marshall University, and Kent State University. Rylant worked as an English professor and at the children's department of a public library, where she first discovered her love of children's literature. She has written more than 100 children's books in English and Spanish, including works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novel Missing May won the 1993 Newbery Medal and A Fine White Dust was a 1987 Newbery Honor book. Rylant wrote A Kindness, Soda Jerk, and A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories, which were named as Best Book for Young Adults. When I was Young in the Mountains and The Relatives Came won the Caldecott Award. She has many popular picture books series, including Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby and High-Rise Private Eyes. Desimini has created oil paintings as well as multimedia art for numerous children's books and adult book jackets.
Published May 1, 1998 by Scholastic. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Inspired by her own journey westward, Rylant puts a young traveler and his dog, Tulip, into a green VW Beetle and sends them from Ohio to Oregon.

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With the help of computer technology, Desimini creates dark and dreamy colorscapes, dotted with animals, clouds and trees.

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