Parks for the People
Parks for the People

Parks for the People

The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted


112 Pages, 7 x 9

Formats: Paperback, Mobipocket, ebook: EPUB, ebook: PDF

Paperback, $12.95 (US $12.95) (CA $12.95)

Publication Date: November 2011

ISBN 9781555914707


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Growing up on a Connecticut farm in the 1800s, Frederick Olmsted loved roaming the outdoors. A contest to design the nation’s first city park opened new doors for Olmsted when his winning design became New York’s Central Park, just one of Olmsted's ideas that changed our nation's cities. Award-winning author Julie Dunlap brings Olmsted to life in this wonderful biography.

Author Biography

Julie Dunlap is a freelance writer and researcher, focusing on the relationships of children and adults with the natural environment. Her Ph.D. research at Yale University focused on children's attitudes and beliefs about wildlife, and her postdoctoral work at Yale examined environmental education at zoos and aquariums. Her writing accomplishments include articles, essays, and online courses on wildlife, nature, and environmental history. Julie's children's books have been honored with a Teacher's Choice Award from Learning Magazine, a Parents' Choice Recommended selection, a KIND Children's Honor Book award, a Washington Post Kids Book of the Week, and a Junior Library Guild Selection. When Julie is not reading or writing, she enjoys hiking with her family or volunteering for the Audubon Society of Central Maryland as their Schoolyard Habitat Grant Coordinator.