Book details

Macmillan Children's Book

Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece

Author: Marc Harshman & Anna Egan Smucker; illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece

Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece

$19.99

About This Book

The story behind a home unlike any other, perched atop a waterfall whose music plays in every sun-dappled room, and the extraordinary architect who designed it.
Page Count
40
On Sale
10/17/2017

Book Details

In Bear Run, Pennsylvania, a home unlike any other perches atop a waterfall. The water's tune plays differently in each of its sunlight-dappled rooms; the structure itself blends effortlessly into the rock and forest behind it. This is Fallingwater, a masterpiece equally informed by meticulous research and unbounded imagination, designed by the lauded American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

This book guides young readers through Wright's process designing Fallingwater, from his initial inspirations to the home's breathtaking culmination. It is a exploration of a man, of dreams, and of the creative process; a celebration of potential. Graceful prose and rich, dynamic illustrations breathe life into the story of Frank and Fallingwater, a man and home utterly unlike any other.

A Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 2017 Blue Ribbon Book
A National Council for the Social Studies Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People

Imprint Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

ISBN

9781596437180

In The News

“Beautifully rendered . . . Seamlessly blends together a good story, lyrical language, and deft, supporting artwork. This affectionate tribute should appeal to a very wide audience.” —Booklist, starred review

“A warm tribute to the creative genius and style of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Lyrical . . . Filled with brightness and clarity . . . The interplay of creativity and execution are lovingly developed here.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“Frank Lloyd Wright's genius is revealed for sophisticated picture book readers.” —School Library Journal

“Young builders/dreamers will be inspired by this romantic picture-book account of the conception, design, and construction of the Frank Lloyd Wright house Fallingwater.” —Horn Book

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Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece

Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece

$19.99