“‘Giants in the Park’ is an essential item for any Chicago lover’s bookshelf.”
— Rick Kogan, WGN

“This lovely book, which is accented by the author’s watercolors of the statues, belongs on everyone’s Chicago-history bookshelf.”
— Greg Borzo, author

“Giants” is “a passionate, personal project (combining history, art, love of Chicago, love of books), beautifully executed.”
— Sharon Woodhouse, Publisher, Lake Claremont Press

Stroll or bike Lincoln Park and encounter giants of history and literature celebrated in bronze: Lincoln, LaSalle, Grant, Andersen, Schiller, Shakespeare, Goethe, Sheridan, and more!  Author and illustrator Krista August unveils the forgotten histories behind these local treasures with her award-winning book, “Giants in the Park.”  Missing statues and the park’s cemetery years are documented as well.


Paperback: 118 pages

Publisher: Lincoln Park Press, 2011

Dimensions: 5.75 x 7.75″

Chicago Writers Association

Book of the Year 2011

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