Arnold Edwin Bare has made the pictures for this fresh sort of travel book, and the text has grown out of close...

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PETER PAINTS THE U.S.A.

Arnold Edwin Bare has made the pictures for this fresh sort of travel book, and the text has grown out of close collaboration between Miss Colby and the children who contributed their ideas of what they'd want to see and paint on a journey around the U.S.A. It's the sort of wonderful dream vacation a family might take in the family car, with a good balance of sight-seeing in places like Boston, Chicago, Washington, of camping in Maine, games in the high corn, snowballing in the Rockies, visiting a pueblo in New Mexico and a ranch in Texas, seeing the great trees of California and the inside of a motion picture studio, thrilling to the glamour of the Miami airport, the shipping of the Great Lakes, the beauties of desert and national parks; and finally, coming home joyously to Connecticut. Human and childlike bits- and throughout the acceptance of the natural urge to paint pictures of things seen. We liked it.

Pub Date: March 18, 1948

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1948