Fallingwater

Fallingwater Details

TitleFallingwater
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 17th, 2017
PublisherRoaring Brook Press
ISBN-139781596437180
Rating
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Nonfiction, Architecture

Fallingwater Review

  • Kate Olson
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Macmillan Children's Publishing for providing me with a review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. As a school librarian in Wisconsin, I have a large number of students every year choosing Frank Lloyd Wright as their topic for their Wisconsin Heritage Fair projects, so I was absolutely delighted to see the subject of this new book! I will be purchasing two copies for my elementary school library, and will be encouraging my 4th grade teachers to purchase copies for their classr Thanks to Macmillan Children's Publishing for providing me with a review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. As a school librarian in Wisconsin, I have a large number of students every year choosing Frank Lloyd Wright as their topic for their Wisconsin Heritage Fair projects, so I was absolutely delighted to see the subject of this new book! I will be purchasing two copies for my elementary school library, and will be encouraging my 4th grade teachers to purchase copies for their classrooms as well. FALLINGWATER is the true story of how Wright's masterpiece by the same name in Pennsylvania came to be, and describes in detail the process of designing and the inspiration behind the unique structure. The text of the story is detailed enough to use for research, but spare enough for a rich whole class read aloud including discussion of Wright's career and extensions involving images and exploration of Fallingwater itself. There is a very thorough author's note and artist's note in the back pages that will be excellent for research purposes, and the finished copy will also include a bibliography and source notes. The illustrations by LeUyen Pham are absolutely stunning and manage to capture the uniqueness of Fallingwater, and in the artist's note Pham discusses how difficult it was to replicate the structure on paper. This book would be excellent for use in art classes for discussions on architecture and illustrations of architecture. Highly recommended for all school libraries and classrooms in general, but a required purchase for those in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
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  • Amber
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you KidLitExchange for the opportunity to review this book, free from the publisher. Several years ago, I read Loving Frank, an adult book about Frank Lloyd Wright's life. Since reading it, I have been so intrigued and have visited two of Wright's homes (Oak Park and Taliesen East) and toured two houses he designed. Fallingwater, his most famous structure, is in Pennsylvania and is one that I cannot wait to visit. I was definitely biased going into this book because I already knew so much, Thank you KidLitExchange for the opportunity to review this book, free from the publisher. Several years ago, I read Loving Frank, an adult book about Frank Lloyd Wright's life. Since reading it, I have been so intrigued and have visited two of Wright's homes (Oak Park and Taliesen East) and toured two houses he designed. Fallingwater, his most famous structure, is in Pennsylvania and is one that I cannot wait to visit. I was definitely biased going into this book because I already knew so much, but I think kids will still enjoy this short biographical picture book about Wright building this house on top of a waterfall! I definitely recommend checking this book out and I hope to someday see Fallingwater in person!
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  • Michele Knott
    January 1, 1970
    I really did not know much about Frank Lloyd Wright before, and although not a look at his whole life, I liked the concentration on this particular piece of architecture.Gorgeous illustrations from the extremely talented LeUyen Pham.
  • Mel-Mel
    January 1, 1970
    4.5
  • Amanda Sass-Henke
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to #kidlitexchange for providing me with a advance reading copy of this book. All opinions and reviews are my own.Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater was a dream realized. This book is embodies that dream. Harshman and Smucker’s vivid descriptions of the building of this masterpiece pull the reader into Wright’s dream and bring it to life. My favorite line is from the construction of Fallingwater: “The scaffolding is knocked away--- and the dream flies free, soars over the water.” The us Thank you to #kidlitexchange for providing me with a advance reading copy of this book. All opinions and reviews are my own.Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater was a dream realized. This book is embodies that dream. Harshman and Smucker’s vivid descriptions of the building of this masterpiece pull the reader into Wright’s dream and bring it to life. My favorite line is from the construction of Fallingwater: “The scaffolding is knocked away--- and the dream flies free, soars over the water.” The use of figurative language adds life to the tale of Fallingwater AND the inclusion of moving water on almost every page spread by illustrator Leuyen Pham adds to not only the dream-like feeling from the book but also provides additional vitality to the pages. This is a great book for the intermediate and middle grades, especially in a unit that focuses on dreams, creativity, and ideas. Adults who love architecture may want to share this with their families. It’s the perfect precursor to a family trip to Fallingwater. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
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  • Katy
    January 1, 1970
    Lyrical story of the building of Falling Waters, home of the Kaufmann merchandising dynasty and located outside of Pittsburgh. As seen though through the eyes of its architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, this architectural beauty become a character taking a life of its own.Both Harshman and Smucker are gifted writers and wrote a beautiful story, reminiscent of Leonard's Horse by Jean Fritz.
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  • Joan Marie
    January 1, 1970
    I like the approach this nonfiction book takes on telling the history of one of the most famous houses in the world. Having visited the site, and while reading this text, I could hear the soothing sounds of falling water that surely delighted the Kaufmanns so many years ago. And continues to delight visitors today!
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  • Ruth Ann
    January 1, 1970
    Dreams of falling water...leads to Fallingwater for architect Frank Lloyd Wright and department store owner Edgar Kaufmann. "A house like no other,where sun can shine,where balconies fly,where falling wateris heard from every room."I had already wanted to visit this remarkable house. Now my desire is more intense!
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  • Mary Librarian
    January 1, 1970
    How Fallingwater came to be built.From advanced reader copy.
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