During the last half of the nineteenth century, miners and prospectors flocked to the Rocky Mountains to find their fortunes. In the wake of this boom, small towns sprouted up wherever the precious ore could be found. Some of these small towns, born of the gold rush, still exist today. This, the third in a series about small-town life, once again turns the commonplace activities of townsfolk into a fascinating account of Americana. Exquisite etchings and spare text are carefully interwoven to create a vivid portrait of life in a mountain town, from snow that comes all year round to Fourth of July celebrations and football games in the fall. Children and adults alike will marvel at the incredibly detailed, panoramic hand-colored etchings that communicate change and the passing of time on each page.
Used availability for Bonnie Geisert's Mountain Town
March 2000 : USA Hardback
March 2000 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Mountain Town (Small Town U.S.A.)
Author(s): Bonnie Geisert
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt