E is for Eiffel Tower. A France Alphabet by Helen L. Wilbur

By Helen L. Wilbur

From its achievements in structure (Chartres Cathedral), technological know-how (Louis Pasteur), and literature (Marcel Proust), the rustic of France has had a profound effect at the global. E is for Eiffel Tower: A France Alphabet explores its venerable background and cultural history. luxurious paintings magnifies each one letter topic's poem and expository textual content. Artists and critics attempted to stifle The bold layout of Gustave Eiffel. but 100 years later, nonetheless it stands an emblem of France to different lands. younger readers can adventure the treasures of the Louvre Museum, play hide-and-seek within the gardens of Versailles Palace, or get a bird's-eye view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower. The achievements of Claude Monet and Victor Hugo come to existence along lovely monuments, breathtaking surroundings, and history-in-the-making moments. this can be Helen Wilbur's fourth booklet with dozing endure. Helen additionally authored Lily's Victory backyard; M is for Meow: A Cat Alphabet; and Z is for Zeus: A Greek Mythology...

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You can attend the opera, theater, and musical concerts, including rock concerts, in the magnificent Roman amphitheaters in Arles, Orange, and Nimes. As the Roman Empire collapsed, marauding tribes challenged Roman control in Gaul. The Franks defeated Rome in AD 486 to establish the kingdom of France. King Clovis united the Frankish tribes, converted to Christianity, and founded the first line of French kings. The last king to rule France was Louis Philippe, whose reign ended in 1848. A is for Amphitheaters, Aqueducts, and Arles Long after Caesar conquered Gaul and Franks and Huns caused Rome to fall, the monuments all testify that art and culture never die.

Helen lives in New York City. Yan Nascimbene Half-French and half-Italian, Yan Nascimbene spent his childhood and adolescence between Paris, Turin, and the south of France before moving to the United States where, as an art student, he met Joan, a painter, writer, and ceramist. Yan has drawn over 300 book covers and 50 fully illustrated books, some of which he wrote. His previous children’s books include Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers; Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog; and Castle of Books.

Any citizen willing to observe proper etiquette could visit Versailles, see the public galleries, and stroll through the acres of gardens and fountains. They could even watch the king and queen eat dinner. Men were required to wear a hat and sword, which could be rented for the day at the gate. Chateaux and mansions dot the countryside of France—Chenonceau, Chambord, Villandry, Fontainbleau, Anet, Chinon, Bagatelle ... most as beautiful as their names. V is for Versailles The fountains, the gardens, the palace so vast, the long mirrored halls filled with ghosts from the past.

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