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2001 by Millie Miller and Cyndi Nelson. A USA State by State Guide. Beautifully Illustrated in Color for your child's enjoyment.
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Grade 3-5-This browser's scrapbook presents impressionistic portraits of the states arranged in alphabetical order with Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and a spread of state flags appended. A large, lightly labeled map provides the visual center for each page, around which are arrayed handsomely painted vignettes illustrating fact snippets that range from state birds, trees, and population (as of 1998) to prominent landforms, citizens, and endangered species. The states are all colored green, which gives the book visual unity at the expense of strict accuracy, and many of the facts have been pared down to dry generalities: "Pirates terrorized the Carolina coast in 1717-1718," "Homemade quilts, clothes, and furniture are traditional [in West Virginia]," etc. The method behind the authors' selection of information is sometimes unclear (only 17 Presidents are mentioned); the index, which includes a listing for "Paul Bunyon" [sic] and page references for 53 state birds, is of doubtful quality; and there are no lists of sources or resources for readers who want to find out more. Still, children compiling their own scrapbooks might start here.
John Peters, New York Public Library
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Scholastic Reference, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0439272599
Book Description Scholastic Reference, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Updated. Seller Inventory # DADAX0439272599
Book Description Scholastic Reference, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110439272599