Wendell Minor has written a beautiful book about the Grand Canyon linking it to the artist, Thomas Moran. Moran is responsible for assisting in the creation of the National Parks through his beautiful art. Every year I take a group of students from 3rd grade to the Grand Canyon for a class presented by the National Park Rangers. This book is a wonderful preview of what is to come. This literature study could be adapted for 3rd through 6th grade.