You Are Home: An Ode to the National Parks (Hardcover)

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By Evan Turk, Evan Turk (Illustrator)
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You are home in our glorious National Parks, sings the message of this gorgeous book. The lush illustrations work together with the poetic text to depict the animals that live in the parks, the humans that visit them, and the history of the land and people who predate the “National Park” designation. The National Parks are for everyone, the book insists—for city kids, mountain kids, kids who have never even imagined visiting them before. Don’t worry, the book seems to say, the parks will be there when you’re ready. (Honestly, I have trouble reading this book without tearing up a little.) You Are Home specifically highlights Colorado’s own Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, and Great Sand Dunes National Parks as well as numerous others (the Grand Canyon, Arches, Yellowstone, etc.). Put this book on your coffee table to celebrate the parks all year long.

— Bethany Strout, Director of Buying

Description


Award-winning author and illustrator Evan Turk showcases the beauty and importance of the National Parks in this gorgeous picture book that takes readers on an amazing tour across the United States.

Beneath the soaring doorways of stone,
and peaks that pierce the ceiling of clouds,
from every river, star, and stone
comes the eternal refrain:
you are home.


In simple, soaring language and breathtaking art, acclaimed author-illustrator Evan Turk has created a stirring ode to nature and nation. From the rugged coast of Maine to the fiery volcanoes of Hawaii, You Are Home reminds us that every animal, plant, and person helps make this land a brilliant, beautiful sanctuary of life.

About the Author


Evan Turk is an Ezra Jack Keats Award–winning illustrator, author, and animator. He is the author/illustrator of The Storyteller and Heartbeat and the illustrator of Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters, which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book, Grandfather Gandhi, and its companion Be the Change. Originally from Colorado, Evan now lives in the Hudson River Valley with his husband and two cats. He is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and continues his studies as a member of Dalvero Academy. Visit him at EvanTurk.com.

Evan Turk is an Ezra Jack Keats Award–winning illustrator, author, and animator. He is the author/illustrator of The Storyteller and Heartbeat and the illustrator of Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters, which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book, Grandfather Gandhi, and its companion Be the Change. Originally from Colorado, Evan now lives in the Hudson River Valley with his husband and two cats. He is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and continues his studies as a member of Dalvero Academy. Visit him at EvanTurk.com.

Praise For…


* “This love letter to America’s national treasures is an important, informative invitation to experience and explore.”
— Booklist, starred review

* “Splendid landscapes by Turk celebrate America’s national parks. . . . In consistently powerful spreads, the artist highlights the play of sun and shadow over mountains and canyons with fiery oranges, deep rusts and cobalts, and velvety black. There are 58 U.S. national parks, and 22 appear here, from Yosemite and Yellowstone to Biscayne Bay. It’s hard to imagine a more fitting testament to their grandeur.”
— Publishers Weekly, starred review

* “Much like the parks they celebrate, each majestic spread in this book holds wonders for the eye to explore. . . . Perusing this book induces a longing to go outside and travel but also to create art of one's own. Masterful.”
— Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* “Expansive . . .  Turk’s magnificent, lush illustrations, with deft use of light and shadow, depict not only grandiose mountains and vistas (Yosemite appears in a stunning double-gatefold spread) but also the creatures therein (a bobcat in Yosemite, fireflies in the Smokies) and the families who visit. . . . It all adds up to an informative and breathtaking exploration of U.S. national parks.”
— Bookpage, starred review


Product Details
ISBN: 9781534432826
ISBN-10: 1534432825
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 4th, 2019
Pages: 56