Hanging Off Jefferson's Nose: Growing Up On Mount Rushmore (2012)
Hanging Off Jefferson's Nose: Growing...
About book: "Hanging Off Of Jefferson's Nose" tells the story of the son of sculptor Gorzon Borglum who carved the faces in Mount Rushmore. Lincoln's interesting story informs readers of a part of American history not know to many American citizens. Lincoln learns the skills of his father and when his father moves on, he takes the job of finishing the intense and intricate work of carving the four influential presidential faces into the mountain. Students can learn about an important monument in America and also about a story of a boy who had a huge part in finishing this work. Americans are very familiar with the site of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt’s faces on Mount Rushmore, but do they know who designed it? Or how long it took to finish it? “Hanging off Jefferson’s Nose” tells about Lincoln Borglum who worked with his father, Gutzon Borglum, who designed and began the construction on Mount Rushmore in 1927. Gutzon died before it was finished, but he had taught his son everything he needed to know to be able to finish Mount Rushmore as we know and recognize it today. This book is a wonderful story of American history that would be great for kids in first through third or fourth grade. Coury, T. N., & Comport, S. W. (2012). Hanging off Jefferson's nose: growing up on Mount Rushmore. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers.
Having just traveled to this beautiful monument, this book was a joy to read.
A fun read after just having been to Mount Rushmore this summer!
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