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Dream Something Big : The Story of the Watts Towers
by Dianna Hutts Aston and Susan L. Roth


Overview - Between 1921 and 1955, Italian immigrant Simon Rodia transformed broken glass, seashells, pottery, and a dream to "do something big" into a U.S. National Landmark. Readers watch the towers rise from his little plot of land in Watts, California, through the eyes of a fictional girl as she grows and raises her own children.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Between 1921 and 1955, Italian immigrant Simon Rodia transformed broken glass, seashells, pottery, and a dream to "do something big" into a U.S. National Landmark. Readers watch the towers rise from his little plot of land in Watts, California, through the eyes of a fictional girl as she grows and raises her own children. Chronicled in stunningly detailed collage that mimics Rodia's found-object art, this thirty-four-year journey becomes a mesmerizing testament to perseverance and possibility. A final, innovative "build-your-own-tower" activity makes this multicultural, intergenerational tribute a classroom natural and a perfect gift-sure to encourage kids to follow their own big dreams.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780803732452
  • ISBN-10: 0803732457
  • Publisher: Dial Books
  • Publish Date: August 2011
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8
  • Dimensions: 10.9 x 9.6 x 0.36 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.91 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Art & Architecture
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - United States - 20th Century

 
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