Throughout this PowerPoint you will see the monuments drawn from Chris Van Allsburg’s book. Then you will see a page of information on the monument, and on the final page there will be other places to visit if you went to that monument. We have also included an Earthgoogle image. The last page of the PowerPoint has other monuments of interest, but are not included in the book.
A Tribute to Ben’s Dream http://www.chrisvanallsburg.com/about.html
Chris Van Allsburg was born on June 18 th , 1949.
New York, New York 10004. The address of the Statue of liberty is Liberty Island. The admission to the Statue of Liberty is free, but to get to it tourists have to take a ferry which cost $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $3 for children 3-17, and children ages under 3 are free. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/monuments/sol/printout.shtml http:// www.nps.gov/archive/stli/prod02.htm
Chris Van Allsburg won two Caldecott medals for Jumanji and the Polar Express . Jumanji also became a popular film in 1996.
Parliament Square, Bridge Street, London, SW1A 2NE The admission is free if you want to get into Big Ben . http://www.camvista.com/england/london/bigben.php3 http:// www.britainexpress.com/London/Big_Ben.htm
Chris Van Allsburg’s interests and talents seemed to be more in the area of math and science.
http://www.funsocialstudies.learninghaven.com/articles/leaningtower.htm Address: Campo dei Miracoli Pisa 56100 Italy Admission not available. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/06/28/wpisa128.xml
In 1975 Chris Van Allsburg married Lisa Morrison. Chris and Lisa had a child in 1991, and they named her Sophia. Then in 1995 they had another child named Anna. Chris has four people in his family.
Admission: Members free; Adults - $5.00; Children 4-17 - $2.50 (under 4 free); Seniors 62+ - $2.50. The Parthenon is located on Acropolis. An Acropolis is a fortified hill. http://academic.reed.edu/humanities/110Tech/Parthenon.html http://www.greatbuildings.com
The Acropolis in Athens, Greece Lycavitos Hill The Glyfada Beach The Plaka Restaurant Athens Riviera Athens Riviera
In college, Chris Van Allsburg was particularly taken with sculpture. When he graduated from the University of Michigan, he enrolled at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Located at the Giza plateau, Cairo, Egypt. It is $3.50 to enter the Giza Necropolis and $7.00 to go to the pyramids and the Giza Necropolis. $3.50 in Egypt is $.63 in the U.S. $7.00 in Egypt is $1.26 in the U.S. http://guardians.net/egypt/sphinx/ http://www.perceptions.couk.com/sphy.html
Chris Van Allsburg won the Randolph Caldecott award in 1982 and in 1986. http://www.chrisvanallsburg.com/flash.html
St. Basil is built on the edge of Red Square between 1555 and 1561. http://www.moscow-taxi.com/sightseeing/red-square/st-basils-cathedral.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Basil's_Cathedral Open on Wednesday - Monday 11am – 5:30pm, closed Tuesday.
It cost $10.00 to park in your car or rv per day. You could pay with cash, travelers check, or local check. You would have to get to Mt. Rushmore by plane or car. It is located on Highway 244 [Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway]