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The Louvre

by Orr, Nicole,

Format: Print Book 2019
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Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
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Summary
There are many things that make the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, unique. There is no other museum in the world where you'd have to walk eight miles to see everything. Many famous paintings, including Mona Lisa, are kept there. While many people might know about the Louvre, not everyone knows it wasn't always a museum. In this book, we will go way back, back before the Louvre held paintings, before kings or Nazis lived inside. We'll go all the way back to when it was a fortress on a hill, built to defend Paris from Viking invader, then trace its architectural history through I.M. Pei's breathtaking new entrance, the Louvre Pyramid. Book jacket.
Contents
The phantom of the Louvre
From soldiers to kings
Constantly changing
Modern touches
Visiting the Grande Louvre.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "These new books in the Building on a Dream series (5 new titles) bring iconic structures to life for young readers. The authors particularly emphasize the construction of each building, including highlights and flaws, and place it in its historical and geographic context. They also note the structures' role and importance today. The structures span a variety of locations and time periods, so the information in each volume feels fresh. In The Louvre, the author reflects on the different uses of the building over time, and how its architecture has reflected and adapted to those changes. Maps, photos, and other images, both historical and current, add interest to the books. The chronology in the back matter aptly summarizes the main points of the book. Overall, these books offer a sophisticated glimpse into some of the world's most famous buildings and structures that can be appreciated by readers of all ages.--Miriam Aronin Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Building on a dream.
Subjects Louvre (Paris, France) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Art museums -- France -- Paris -- Juvenile literature.
Paris (France) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher [Kennett Square, Pennsylvania] :2019
Contributors Purple Toad Publishing.
Audience Junior, primary
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781624694394
162469439X
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