My Washington, DC by Kathy Jakobsen

My Washington, DC

Written by Kathy Jakobsen
Illustrated by


My Washington, DC by Kathy Jakobsen

Vibrant, lush paintings full of elaborate detail bring the capital city to life! A young girl and her friend explore their favorite places in Washington, DC, from the White House to the Lincoln Memorial. They peek inside the National Air and Space Museum, glimpse the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives, and bask in the beauty of the cherry blossoms surrounding the Tidal Basin.With two giant foldout pages, a free poster of the Bill of Rights, a map of the whole city, fun facts, and seek-and-find challenges, My Washington, DC is endlessly enjoyable and educational. Kathy Jakobsen's lavish paintings invite readers to return again and again to this dazzling tribute to America's capital!


This effort is what great picture books are all about. School Library Journal

About the Author

Kathy Jakobsen is one of the premier folk artists in the United States. She is the creator of My New York,This Land Is Your Land, and Johnny Appleseed, and her oil paintings have been exhibited across the United States, Europe, and Japan. The American Folk Art Museum called Kathy one of the best landscape folk painters of the century in their Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Folk Art and Artists. In 1984, she was commissioned to create an Easter at the White House painting, and she is delighted to return to such an inspiring city with My Washington, DC. Kathy invites you to visit her online at

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40 pages


Kathy Jakobsen
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Little, Brown Young Readers an imprint of Little, Brown & Company

Publication date

29th September 2016



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