Yellowstone Moran by Lita Judge
Painting the American West

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Follow Tom Moran on an unbelievable real-life adventure!

In the summer of 1871, a young painter named Thomas Moran joined a team of scientists heading for the untamed land called ?the Yellowstone.? He couldn?t believe what he found there?steaming cauldrons of sulfur, belching geysers, even a thousand-foot-deep canyon. Tom had never ridden a horse or slept under the stars before, but the paintings he created on his journey from city boy to seasoned explorer would lead to the founding of America?s first national park.

Trained as a fine artist, Lita Judge captures the wild and rugged beauty of Yellowstone in this stunning book she?s wanted to write her whole life.


About Lita Judge

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Lita Judge is the author of One Thousand Tracings and Pennies for Elephants and the illustrator of several more books. She lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
Published September 3, 2009 by Viking Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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This story of Thomas Moran’s bold adventure as part of Dr. Ferdinand Hayden’s 1871 exploratory expedition to Yellowstone chronicles his challenges in his first foray into the wilderness and briefly summarizes his resultant success as a painter.

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In 1871, American artist Thomas Moran journeyed with a team of geologists through the Rocky Mountains to “the land called the Yellowstone,” observing and sketching the landscape around him.

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