HOLIDAY IN WASHINGTON by Frances Carpenter


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This should be used as non-fiction, despite the artificial fictional aspects, for it fits right into social studies procedures, and in schools on the eastern seaboard, into the trip to the nation's capital planned for elementary school classes. Jack Adams and his sister Ann make the trip and their travelogue ticks off with commendable vitality the White House at Easter time, the Senate, the House of Representatives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington monument, and other points of interest. The cosmopolitan character of the city is indicated. With many photographs and line illustrations, attention is drawn to interesting details in the capital's history and personalities. This should dovetail well with school programs, and help add flavor for those class groups too far from Washington to visit it.

Pub Date: April 21st, 1958
Publisher: Knopf