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Anno's U.S.A. by Mitsumasa Anno

Anno's U.S.A. (original 1983; edition 1983)

by Mitsumasa Anno

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Title:Anno's U.S.A.
Authors:Mitsumasa Anno
Info:Bodley Head Children's Books (1983), Hardcover, 48 pages
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Anno's U.S.A. by Mitsumasa Anno (1983)



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I love how this book showed so many different areas in America. I believe a lot of foreigners get this idea that we are nothing but big cities. ( )
  zcurlach | Nov 15, 2016 |
This is a very interesting book that would be very useful in a K-2 classroom. The setting of the book is that of early American. This could be useful in a History lesson about the landscape of America in colonial times. The book takes you through the American landscape beginning with Anno arriving in a canoe in the Hawaiian Islands then the seaport of San Fransisco, Indian tee pees and to a funeral of a soldier in the mid west. Next, a cattle drive as well as visiting a railroad town. Down south we go to an old fasioned town festival. Soon we move up to a parade in the big city, a wedding in the park, off to a picnic at the Capital. Anno finally makes it all the way to an east coast seaport and gets back into his canoe and paddles away.
  dennislankau | Oct 9, 2011 |
This is a very old book that takes you through time during the late 1800s early 1900s.It follows a boys journey through different towns in ameica during celebrations, war, and funerals. The boys comes over on a ship and explores the land on a horse. He might be a spy for a foreign country to see what Americans are doing to establish thier country. This can be used for grade levels from 3-6. The hand drawn pictures can be used to create critical thinking questions as well as creating own dilalog to go with the boy adventure.
  Ebinns | Sep 12, 2011 |
Anno's U.S.A. is a great example of the different landsacapes in the U.S.A. Anno uses pictures to represent the farming traditions of our country as well many others including enormous city buildings and the numerous bodies of water. The history of transportation is also reflected with several images of horse drawn carriages in the background.

Young students will enjoy exploring many of the traditions involved in the settling of the U.S.A. Students will be exposed pictures that represent many of the early events that made this nation the great place it is today.

This book would be a great way to incorprate the story of our country's founding to younger aged students that are being exposed to the information for the first time. Pictures tell the story better than words in this case. ( )
  ecugary | Nov 22, 2010 |
In wordless panoramas a lone traveler approaches the New World from the West in the present day and journeys the width of the country backward through time, departing the east coast as the Santa Maria appears over the horizon. ( )
  kidlit9 | Mar 23, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399209743, Hardcover)

A reissue from Hans Christian Andersen Medal recipient Mitsumasa Anno.

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In wordless panoramas a lone traveler approaches the New World from the West in the present day and journeys the width of the country backward through time, departing the east coast as the Santa Maria appears over the horizon.

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