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The Creation of Central Park

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A Green Place to Be

A Green Place to Be

The Creation of Central Park

Audio Library Digital

05/17/2019

24 minutes

9781974954933

Audio Retail Digital

05/17/2019

24 minutes

9781974954940

Audio CD

05/17/2019

1 Audio CD

24 minutes

9781974954919

Video Library Digital

05/17/2019

26 minutes

9781974954964

Video Library Digital (Readalong)

05/17/2019

26 minutes

9781974954964R

Video Retail Digital

05/17/2019

26 minutes

9781974954971

DVD

05/17/2019

1 DVD

26 minutes

9781974954957

Description:

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, stonemasons, 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.

Quotes:

"John Pruden’s comfortable narration, occasional sound effects (BOOM go the explosives and clip, clop go the horses hooves), and orchestral background music enhance the performance, and touches of animation allow joggers, skaters, and carriages gentle movement.", Booklist

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