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Author Yazdani, Ashley Benham, author, illustrator.

Title A green place to be : the creation of Central Park / Ashley Benham Yazdani.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019.
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 95th Street Juvenile Nonfiction  J 974.71 YAZ    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Juvenile Nonfiction  J 974.71 YAZ    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Juvenile Nonfiction  J 974.71 YAZ    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 30 cm
age Children lcdgt
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary New York City needed a park -- a special spot to gather, play, and enjoy nature. A quiet, wild place made just for you. In 1858, New York City was growing so fast that new roads and tall buildings threatened to swallow up the remaining open space. The people needed a green place to be -- a park with ponds to row on and paths for wandering through trees and over bridges. When a citywide contest solicited plans for creating a park out of barren swampland, Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted put their heads together to create the winning design, and the hard work of making their plans a reality began. By winter, the lake opened for skating. By the next summer, the waterside woodland known as the Ramble opened for all to enjoy. Meanwhile, sculptors, stone masons, and master gardeners joined in to construct thirty-four unique bridges, along with fountains, pagodas, and band shells, making New York's Central Park a green gift to everyone. Included in the end matter are bios of Vaux and Olmsted, a bibliography, and engaging factual snippets.
Subject Informational Picture Books.
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903 -- Juvenile literature.
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895 -- Juvenile literature.
Parks -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Cities and towns -- Juvenile literature.
Nature -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature.
Central Park (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile literature.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Historical fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Picture Books for Older Children Collection.
Cities and towns.
Nature -- Miscellanea.
Genre Historical fiction.
ISBN 9780763696955 (hc)
0763696951 (hc)
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