Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen is one author who really does it for the kids. In this book, Thorne-Thomsen introduces children to a cast of overseers dedicated to the conservation of this wonderful establishment, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the inner-workings of a museum and the many jobs needed to run an institution housing collections from plants to paintings. Kids will also meet the owner of this fine estate and learn something about daily life on what during Huntington's lifetime was a working ranch.
In addition to the many informational attributes to this volume, Thorne-Thomsen provides complete instructions for activities such as designing a bookplate, making a leaf quilt, organizing a collection of family photographs, as well as what curators and conservators do to make sure that treasures from the past will last for years to come.
And while this book is aimed at children, parents arenít completely left out. There are many historical facts and pictorial reproductions from Huntingtonís collection not previously published anywhere else.
Hardcover, 84 pages, full-color illustrations.