My Washington, DC


By Kathy Jakobsen

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Welcome to My Washington, DC! Vibrant, lush paintings by acclaimed folk artist Kathy Jakobsen bring the capital city to life.

A young girl and her friend explore all their favorite places in Washington, DC, from the White House to the Lincoln Memorial. They peek inside the National Air and Space Museum, glimpse the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives, and bask in the beauty of the cherry blossoms surrounding the Tidal Basin.

Complete with a map of the city, fun facts, and seek-and-find challenges, My Washington, DC is endlessly fun and educational. Kathy Jakobsen's lavish paintings invite readers to return again and again to this dazzling tribute to America's capital!


  • Praise for My Washington, DC:
    *"Even children too young to read the text can get lost in these illustrations and become engrossed in searching for the three travelers as well as the cat that can be found in each scene... A star-spangled introduction to the nation's capital."
    Booklist (starred review)
  • "Jakobsen depicts Washington attractions in intricately detailed oil paintings, especially striking foldout image of the Washington Monument.... Crowded scenes invite close inspection (and readers are invited to locate particular items in the pictures), while ornate border artwork adds further visual dimension.... The rich illustrations provide a gratifying and grand tour of the nation's capital."
    Publishers Weekly
  • "This merry work is a good choice for young readers who are curious about our capital as well as educators who want to introduce Washington, DC, before a trip or lesson."
    School Library Journal
  • "The visuals and rather challenging hide-and-seek component will make this a popular introduction to or souvenir from the nation's capital."
    Kirkus Reviews
  • Praise for My New York:
    "A splendid tribute to the city that never sleeps."
    Publishers Weekly
  • "The marvelously detailed illustrations and the excellent range of places paints an exciting and informative picture of the best of New York City life and activity. A visual treat for children from all around the country."
    School Library Journal
  • Praise for Johnny Appleseed
    "Jakobsen's captivating illustrations, rendered in deep tones of rustic blues, browns and golds, are reminiscent of detailed folk art."
    Publishers Weekly
  • "This homespun book provides the perfect vehicle for the story of the legendary Johnny Appleseed... It's a treasure."
    School Library Journal
  • Praise for This Land Is Your Land:
    "An ambitious tribute to a popular song that will live as long as the American spirit."
    New York Times
  • "This beautiful homage to America and to a favorite folksinger is sure to be a family treasure."
    Publishers Weekly
  • "This effort is what great picture books are all about."
    School Library Journal

On Sale
Oct 11, 2016
Page Count
40 pages

Kathy Jakobsen

About the Author

Kathy Jakobsen is one of America’s premier folk artists. Widely collected, her paintings are part of a number of permanent collections, including those of the Smithsonian and the AKC Museum of the Dog. She was called “one of the best landscape folk painters of the century” in the Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Folk Art and Artists. Her work was featured in a twenty-five-year retrospective exhibit at the Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and has been exhibited in Europe and Japan. Kathy moved to New York City as a young artist and lived there for eight years. Inspired by the architecture, the people, and the city’s excitement and energy, she has been using her vibrant style to capture its cityscapes and harbor scenes for her entire career. Kathy is the creator of My New York and My Washington, DC, and she did the paintings for This Land Is Your Land and Johnny Appleseed. Kathy and her family now live in Florida, but New York will always remain an inspiration for her work. She invites you to visit her at

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