Who Was Frank Lloyd Wright?

Who Was Frank Lloyd Wright?

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Overview

Born in Wisconsin in 1867, Frank Lloyd Wright became obsessed with a set of building blocks his mother had given to him on his ninth birthday. He grew up to become the father of organic architecture and the greatest American architect of all time, having designed more than 1,100 buildings during his lifetime. These included  private homes – such as the stunning Fallingwater, churches, temples, a hotel, and the world-famous Guggenheim Museum in New York City.  When asked how he could create so many designs, he answered, “I can’t get them out fast enough.” Frank Lloyd Wright was a man ahead of his time who could barely keep up with his own ideas!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448483139
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 12/29/2015
Series: Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 97,154
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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Ellen Labrecque is a former Senior Editor for Sports Illustrated for Kids and the author of over twenty nonfiction books for young readers, including biographies of Jim Thorpe and Magic Johnson.

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Table of Contents

Who Was Frank Lloyd Wright? 1

Mother Knows Best 5

The School Years 14

Blossoming Architect 27

On His Own 41

The Japan Years 54

The Tough Years 65

Famous Again 78

Working to the End 90

Timelines 102

Bibliography 104

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