Prairie Boy: Frank Lloyd Wright Turns the Heartland into a Home
Author Barb Rosenstock
In this book about Frank Lloyd Wright for kids, young readers will learn all about America's first world-famous architect.
Frank Lloyd Wright loved the Wisconsin prairie where he was born. But as his family moved across the United States, young Frank found his own home in shapes: rectangles, triangles, half-moons, and circles. When he returned to his beloved prairie, Frank pursued a career in architecture, as he didn't think the Victorian-era homes found there fit the prairie landscape. Using his knowledge and love of shapes, Frank created houses more organic to the land. He redesigned the American home inside and out, developing a truly unique architecture style. Author Barb Rosenstock and artist Christopher Silas Neal explore the early life and creative genius of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, highlighting his passion, imagination, and ingenuity, in this STEAM nonfiction picture book.
Barb Rosenstock is the author of several award-winning true stories for children: Fearless: The Story of Racing Legend Louise Smith; The Littlest Mountain, a Sydney Taylor Honor Book; and The Camping Trip that Changed America, a Parents' Choice silver medal book and one of Booklist's Top 10 Books on the Environment for Youth. She lives outside Chicago with her husband and two sons. Visit her on the web at barbrosenstock.com.
Christopher Silas Neal is the author and illustrator of multiple picture books, including I Won't Eat That and Everyone. He is also the illustrator of Kate Messner's Over and Under the Pond, Over and Under the Snow, and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt. Visit csneal.com.
- 9.75"W x 12"H x 0.37"D
- 32 Pages