Fallingwater by Marc Harshman


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Details Fallingwater

Release DateOct 17th, 2017
PublisherRoaring Brook Press
GenreNonfiction, Childrens, Picture Books, Architecture, Biography, Art

Reviews Fallingwater

  • Eve
    "A house like no other,where sun can shine, where balconies can fly, where falling wateris heard from every room." Gorgeous non-fiction read about how Wright was inspired to build the fabulous Fallingwater home in 1934. Now I feel inspired to visit this masterpiece at some point.
  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
    I never imagined there would be a children's book about Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece, but here it is. Authors Harshman and Smucker describe how Wright was commissioned to build the house by department store magnate Edgar Kaufmann, and how he planned and arranged to have it built. I'm sure building a house over a waterfall wasn't easy, and in addition he wanted it to look as if it belonged there, as if it were a nat...
  • Kate Olson
    Thanks to Macmillan Children's Publishing for providing me with a review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. As a school librarian in Wisconsin, I have a large number of students every year choosing Frank Lloyd Wright as their topic for their Wisconsin Heritage Fair projects, so I was absolutely delighted to see the subject of this new book! I will be purchasing two copies for my elementary school library, and will be encouraging my 4th...
  • Tasha
    This picture book focuses on just one on Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings, Fallingwater. It looks at the process that Wright used to design the building, from viewing the site itself to thinking for a very long time about what he would design. It was at the very last moment that Wright actually put the design on paper so that the owner of the site could see his vision. That vision came to life in Fallingwater, where you can hear the waterfall fro...
  • Madeleine (Top Shelf Text)
    Thanks to Kid Lit Exchange and the publisher for the review copy, all opinions are my own.Falling Water is a newly released biographical picture book about Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece. “Like a lantern glowing in the trees, the house hangs in the darkness.” From daydreams to realization, Falling Water’s illustrations bring to life Wright’s modern wonder. I’d recommend this for any young reader interested in architect...
  • Amber
    Thank you KidLitExchange for the opportunity to review this book, free from the publisher. Several years ago, I read Loving Frank, an adult book about Frank Lloyd Wright's life. Since reading it, I have been so intrigued and have visited two of Wright's homes (Oak Park and Taliesen East) and toured two houses he designed. Fallingwater, his most famous structure, is in Pennsylvania and is one that I cannot wait to visit. I was definitely biased go...
  • Michele Knott
    I really did not know much about Frank Lloyd Wright before, and although not a look at his whole life, I liked the concentration on this particular piece of architecture.Gorgeous illustrations from the extremely talented LeUyen Pham.
  • Cindy Dobrez
    I've visited Taliesin West, but still need to get to Fallingwater. This picture book story of how it was designed and built makes me want to go NOW.
  • Amanda Sass-Henke
    Thank you to #kidlitexchange for providing me with a advance reading copy of this book. All opinions and reviews are my own.Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater was a dream realized. This book is embodies that dream. Harshman and Smucker’s vivid descriptions of the building of this masterpiece pull the reader into Wright’s dream and bring it to life. My favorite line is from the construction of Fallingwater: “The scaffolding is knocked away-...
  • Mel-Mel
  • Susan
    Falling Water: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's MasterpieceBy Marc Harshman and Anna Egan SmuckerArt by Leuyen PhamThanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. I have been a long time admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright, have visited both Falling Water and Talliesin East, Wright’s home and studio in Wisconsin and his home and studio in Oak Park, so when I learned about this latest biography I w...
  • Allison Parker
    An elegant and even lively exploration of Frank Lloyd Wright's design and building of his most famous building. LeUyen Pham's artwork really shines in this nonfiction picture. The natural earth tones, organic patterning, and compositions of the multi-panel spreads so well echo Wright's design sensibility; both her research and playful talent is delightfully evident as she dives deep into this style, without ever losing her signature expressive & ...
  • Ms. Rose
    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Fallingwater is SUCH an incredible place to visit so I was very excited to read this book. The illustrations by LeUyen Pham are beautiful and intricate and I love the color scheme - incredibly inviting. However, I didn't love the story in text. I feel like it left out so much of what is intriguing about the building and Frank Lloyd Wright. The story ...
  • Kris
    Illustrated in watercolor, ink and gouache.Palette of earth tones, aqua blue water.Picture book version of the inspiration, design and construction of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater.Beautiful introduction to the story of this building, will hopefully inspire children to learn more. Many resources at the end for further exploration. The illustrations are wonderful, tell a very complete story even without the text, although the text does add inf...
  • Jennifer
    A beautiful book about a beautiful house and an amazing architect. I love how much of the natural world is featured. It's interesting how Wright was able to see the house that was already there, since people had been living in that space for centuries.My only complaint is that only the owner of the house and Mr. Wright are mentioned by name. "Workmen" doesn't quite cover the depth of skill and vision needed by the masons, carpenters and other con...
  • Kristen
    This book could have been very dry, however it most definitely was not. In fact I laugh snorted on the first page. As an Art History major, I have studied Frank Lloyd Wright's work and, honestly, while I was awed by his ideas and the final product, I found that part of the semester boring. This book, however, brought the man to life and really showed how he worked. The artwork is amazing. It is beautiful. Not only does it reflect the time period ...
  • Amy
    Illustrating a picture book about Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater is no easy task! I am so incredibly impressed with Pham’s artwork in this book! Having seen Fallingwater with my own eyes, I can attest to the fact that she captured its beauty and painstaking construction so very well. I’m sure the book will be a welcome addition to the grounds of Fallingwater, along with the “Who Was?” of FLW as well.
  • Jesse
    I picked this up because I love LeUyen Pham's work. While this is very different than the super adorable children she usually draws, it was still captivating and interesting to see another side of her illustrations. The writing was a little awkward, particularly the beginning.
  • Katy
    Lyrical story of the building of Falling Waters, home of the Kaufmann merchandising dynasty and located outside of Pittsburgh. As seen though through the eyes of its architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, this architectural beauty become a character taking a life of its own.Both Harshman and Smucker are gifted writers and wrote a beautiful story, reminiscent of Leonard's Horse by Jean Fritz.
  • Lynn
    Outstanding! Thoughtful story of the design process, the step by step stages of construction of this iconic house. Readers learn much about Wright himself and about Kaufman's dream for the house as well. Gorgeous illustrations that extend the text perfectly.Excellent back matter including fascinating Author and Illustrator Notes.
  • Joan Marie
    I like the approach this nonfiction book takes on telling the history of one of the most famous houses in the world. Having visited the site, and while reading this text, I could hear the soothing sounds of falling water that surely delighted the Kaufmanns so many years ago. And continues to delight visitors today!
  • Tracie
    Graceful text and illustrations predominated by browns and blues describe how Frank Lloyd Wright boldly created an architectural legacy in Fallingwater--a house perched on a rocky ledge that extends over a waterfall--and revived his career.
  • Betsy
    This is lovely (of course!), but I don't think the subject matter is going to grab many kids. A book to use when you want to introduce Frank Lloyd Wright (even to older kids), but probably not a book people will rush to add to their personal libraries...
  • Brenda
    A lovely tribute to the home that Frank Lloyd Wright built over a waterfall in Pennsylvania. Designing this home revitalized his career, and what a home it turned out to be! The art is absolutely perfect, and goes perfectly with the clear writing! I loved it!
  • Pam
    I have always loved the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and this book does a great job integrating Wright's work, his philosophy of architecture, building and well, life. The book is short and sweet and great for younger kids.
  • Sam
    More about the building of the house at Bear Run than about Wright himself. Slightly whimsical, lovely illustrations. Great for an art class, perhaps.
  • Leah
  • Marcie
    Beautiful book and makes architecture and the story accessible to a young group. Might make a great biography break even though it is just a brief part of Wright's life.
  • Mary Librarian
    How Fallingwater came to be built.From advanced reader copy.
  • Aliza Werner
    A home state hero! Pair with recent books on architects: Maya Lin, Zaha Hadid; and The Shape of The World, also about Frank Lloyd Wright.