Take the children in your life on their own journey of discovery:
Tag along with Ella, her impatient little brother Jake, and their Grandpa as they explore the outside, inside, and very, very top of the Gateway Arch, on the Mississippi riverfront in St. Louis, Missouri. While Jake just wants to get to the top as fast as possible, Ella is intent on impressing Grandpa with everything she has learned about the landmark and its history.
Together, the family discovers fascinating artifacts--a covered wagon, a tall statue of Thomas Jefferson--while Grandpa spins tales of his own memories, as a young man, of watching the Arch being built. More than just an architectural feat, the Arch embodies the history, culture, and spirit of westward expansion, exploration, and individual dignity. Don't worry, they finally make it to the top...and what Jake wants then will resonate with your own young explorers!