Queen of the Falls / Chris Van Allsburg.Material type: TextPublisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, c2011Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 30 cmISBN: 9780547315812 (hbk.); 0547315813 (hbk.)Subject(s): Taylor, Annie Edson, 1838-1921 -- Juvenile literature | Daredevils -- Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women daredevils -- Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Picture books for children.DDC classification: 971.33/903092 | B LOC classification: F127.N8 | V36 2011Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young people, 2012Summary: The story of Annie Edson Taylor, who in 1901 decided to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
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The story of Annie Edson Taylor, who in 1901 decided to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young people, 2012
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School Library Journal ReviewGr 2-5-The first person to survive going over Niagara Falls was a rather unlikely daredevil: a former charm school instructor, Annie Edison Taylor made history on her 63rd birthday, October 24, 1901, in a barrel of her own design. Van Allsburg's monochromatic illustrations deepen the emotional turmoil and excitement, and Angela Goethals's expression and pacing match the building tension as Taylor's incredible feat is carried out. Follow-up discussion may focus on the power of Niagara Falls-scores of videos can be found online to aid those having trouble visualizing-or on some of the amazing facts that can be found on the Niagara Falls State Park website (ow.ly/soi8l). (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsConsidered to be one of the foremost authors and illustrators of surrealistic fantasy for children, Chris Van Allsburg was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1949. He received his B. F. A. at the University of Michigan and his M. F. A. at the Rhode Island School of Design. He married Lisa Morrison and currently teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Van Allsburg's work is highly praised for the excellent artisanship of his illustrations, which often have a surreal element. His first book, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (1979), concerning a lost dog found by a magician, and his second book, Jumanji (1981), about a strange board game that comes to life, brought him quick praise. Jumanji won the Caldecott Medal in 1982. The Polar Express (1985), Van Allsburg's most popular book, deals with the idea that the ability to believe in things beyond one's experiences helps to keep a person young. It also won a Caldecott Medal in 1986. Other books by Van Allsburg include The Z was Zapped, and Just a Dream, a story about a boy who learns to be ecological.
Van Allsburg's sculptures have also been exhibited at many New York galleries. (Bowker Author Biography)