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Burgan, Michael.
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Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Describes the geography, plants and animals, history, economy, language, religions, culture, and people of Maryland.
Reading Level:
880 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.7 4.0 47042.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 8.8 6 Quiz: 19930 Guided reading level: Z.
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F181.3 .B87 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
F181.3 .B87 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-These books cover life in the title colony from the time of European settlement to the aftermath of the Revolutionary War. Following a chronological structure, each one discusses the major events, personages, and development in the colony and does a remarkable job of balancing major happenings with details about the daily lives of the residents. Information about the Native tribes in each area and the way their lives were irrevocably changed by the coming of the European settlers is also included. Full-color and black-and-white archival reproductions, maps, and newspaper clippings from the time add authenticity and interest, and highlight boxes offer anecdotes, curiosities, and explanations of regional idioms. Back matter includes a recipe, a craft activity or game, and a highly visual time line. Though it's unlikely that kids will pick them up for anything other than reports, they will be surprised at how interesting these books are.-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 America in Miniaturep. 8
Chapter 2 Land of Freedomp. 14
Chapter 3 Creativity and Conflictp. 26
Chapter 4 Troubles and Successesp. 38
Chapter 5 From the Mountains to the Bayp. 50
Chapter 6 Communities Large and Smallp. 64
Chapter 7 Democracy in Actionp. 80
Chapter 8 Bay and Fields, Offices and Labsp. 92
Chapter 9 Life in the Free Statep. 102
Chapter 10 Pleasures for the Mind and Bodyp. 112
Timelinep. 126
Fast Factsp. 128
To Find Out Morep. 136
Indexp. 138