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Prairie Boy: Frank Lloyd Wright Turns the Heartland into a Home

Written by Barb Rosenstock & illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal
Published by Highlights
Goodreads Rating - 3.9 / 5.0
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Frank Lloyd Wright, a young boy from the prairie, becomes America’s first world-famous architect in this inspirational nonfiction picture book introducing organic architecture — a style he created based on the relationship between buildings and the natural world — which transformed the American home.**

Frank Lloyd Wright loved the Wisconsin prairie where he was born, with its wide-open sky and waves of tall grass. 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. But 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 that celebrated the country’s landscape and lifestyle. 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.

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Who Wrote Prairie Boy: Frank Lloyd Wright Turns the Heartland into a Home

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Barb Rosenstock

Barb Rosenstock (www.barbrosenstock.com) lives with her husband and their children in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

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Who Illustrated Prairie Boy: Frank Lloyd Wright Turns the Heartland into a Home

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Christopher Silas Neal

Christopher Silas Neal is an award-winning author and illustrator of picture books including Over and Under the Snow with author Kate Messner, which was praised for its “stunning retro-style illustrations” (New York Times) along with Over and Under The Pond and Up In the Garden and Down in The Dirt. Neal’s author debut titled “Everyone” was praised by Publisher’s Weekly as “simple, honest, lyrical”. His board book series (Animals Colors, Animal Shapes) received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus. He creates book jackets, art for magazines and posters. He speaks about his books, the art making process, and his career at schools, conferences, libraries and book festivals across the country. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781629794402
Publication Date:
September 10, 2019

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