Mountain Town

Mountain Town

by Bonnie Geisert, Arthur Geisert

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During the last half of the nineteenth century, miners and prospectors flocked to the Rocky Mountains to find their fortunes. In the wake of this boom, small towns sprouted up wherever the precious ore could be found. Some of these small towns, born of the gold rush, still exist today. This, the third in a series about small-town life, once again turns the commonplace activities of townsfolk into a fascinating account of Americana. Exquisite etchings and spare text are carefully interwoven to create a vivid portrait of life in a mountain town, from snow that comes all year round to Fourth of July celebrations and football games in the fall. Children and adults alike will marvel at the incredibly detailed, panoramic hand-colored etchings that communicate change and the passing of time on each page.

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ISBN-13: 9780547562179
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/28/2000
Series: Small Town U.S.A.
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 23 MB
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Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Arthur Geisert’s unique and exquisite etchings have been widely praised and exhibited at the Chicago Institute of Art, among other museums. His work is regularly selected for the Society of Illustrators’, annual Original Art exhibition, and his illustrations are now being collected by the Dubuque Museum of Art. He lives in a converted bank in Bernard, Iowa.

Bonnie Geisert grew up on a farm near Cresbard, South Dakota, and her childhood adventures there inspired many of the events in her Prairie trilogy. Ms.Geisert now lives in a small town in northern Illinois, where she still revels in beautiful prairie winters.

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chris.coelho on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mountain Town is a lot like Bonnie and Arthur Geisert's book, "River Town". "Mountain Town" follows the year in the life of a rocky mountain town. The book starts with winter, and how the residents live along side the harshness of winter. The book then goes into spring and describes through illustrations and words how the townspeople enjoy the seasonal change into spring. Summer brought about rain and thunder while the fall brought the townspeople together as they support their local high school football teams. The book takes place in the second half of the nineteenth century.