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Lynn Curlee

Author of Liberty

15 Works 1,525 Members 72 Reviews

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Works by Lynn Curlee

Liberty (2000) 343 copies
Rushmore (1998) 200 copies
Capital (2003) 192 copies
Brooklyn Bridge (2001) 147 copies
Parthenon (2004) 74 copies
Skyscraper (2007) 65 copies
Trains (2009) 65 copies
Ships of the Air (1996) 38 copies

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I love reading children's books about the Parthenon. They are generally full of architectural illustrations, lively scenes of building, or people congregating. They leave out some of the nastier bits of Athenian politics of the time, postponing that discussion to the adult books. This one is no exception and so I enjoyed it.

However, it had some flaws. The illustrations of living humans or of gods were a bit wooden. The discussion of the removal of the Parthenon sculptures to the Briitsh Museum has a strange malapropism: "By taking them, Elgin inadvertently preserved them." "Inadvertently" has more or less the meaning of "unintentionally". It is certain that Elgin was aware that if the sculptures were left where they were they were likely to be destroyed and determined to appropriate them for that reason, as well as many others. Then, as now, archaeology is often frustrated by the destruction of artifacts.… (more)
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themulhern | 1 other review | Jun 8, 2024 |
Good intermediate level picture book on the Brooklyn Bridge. Beautifully illustrated, but more technical and text-heavy than other picture books--some spreads are text only. Includes a great deal more of the technical aspects of the bridge-building work and the engineering. Back matter includes a timeline and specs for the bridge.
 
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JoyfulMommy07 | 8 other reviews | May 15, 2024 |
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Synergy: Exploring Health

HEALTH describes a person’s physical, mental, and social well-being. A person in good health is free from disease or injury.

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THE OTHER PANDEMIC: AN AIDS MEMOIR by Lynn Curlee traced the AIDS pandemic from the 1970s through the 1990s telling the story of the author’s partner alongside the larger crisis. The book begins with examples of people with AIDS and a comparison with the COVID-19 years. It concludes with tributes and additional information about AIDS. ARC courtesy of Charlesbridge Teen, an imprint of Charlesbridge.… (more)
 
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eduscapes | May 23, 2023 |
This is an excellent resource for classroom teachers and children studying the history of trains and the impact of train transportation on social and industrial development in the United States
 
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