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Author Yazdani, Ashley Benham, author, illustrator.

Title A green place to be : the creation of Central Park / Ashley Benham Yazdani.

Publication Info. Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019.
©2019

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 974.71 YAZ    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 30 cm
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Summary New York City needed a park -- a special spot to gather, play, and enjoy nature. A quiet, wild place made just for you. In 1858, New York City was growing so fast that new roads and tall buildings threatened to swallow up the remaining open space. The people needed a green place to be -- a park with ponds to row on and paths for wandering through trees and over bridges. When a citywide contest solicited plans for creating a park out of barren swampland, Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted put their heads together to create the winning design, and the hard work of making their plans a reality began. By winter, the lake opened for skating. By the next summer, the waterside woodland known as the Ramble opened for all to enjoy. Meanwhile, sculptors, stone masons, and master gardeners joined in to construct thirty-four unique bridges, along with fountains, pagodas, and band shells, making New York's Central Park a green gift to everyone. Included in the end matter are bios of Vaux and Olmsted, a bibliography, and engaging factual snippets.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903 -- Juvenile literature.
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895 -- Juvenile literature.
Central Park (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile literature.
Parks -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 9780763696955
0763696951

 
    
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