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MRS. HARKNESS AND THE PANDA

Mrs Harkness and the Panda
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Potter
Author's First Name: 
Alicia
Illustrator's First Name: 
Melissa
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Sweet
Publisher: 
Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: 
2012

Rice paper, postcards, and coins authenticate the mixed-media and watercolor collages depicting the rigorous expedition through China in the 1930s of a New York dressmaker who wanted to fulfill her deceased husband’s mission of retrieving America’s first panda. Backmatter includes a chronology and author’s note.

WHO WAS FIRST? DISCOVERING THE AMERICAS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Freedman
Author's First Name: 
Russell
Publisher: 
Clarion
Publication Date: 
2007

Before Columbus, explorers from many parts of the world arrived in the Americas. Freedman's clear, readable account suggests that history is an ever-changing landscape.

MOONSHOT: THE FLIGHT OF APOLLO 11

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Floca
Author's First Name: 
Brian
Publisher: 
Atheneum
Publication Date: 
2009

Spare text and stunning watercolors in an oversized format convey the extraordinary effort it took to send men to the moon. The familiar moon in Earth's sky frames a story that contrasts the cramped interior of the rockets with the vastness of space.

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