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Title:
The United States of America : a state-by-state guide
Author:
Miller, Millie.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Reference, 1999.
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Presents information about the people, places, birds, insects, flowers, endangered species, and more associated with each of the fifty states and the nation's capital.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780590043748
Format :
Book

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This guide to each state's official state bird, flower, and insect features a unique, personal approach plus information about endangered species. Also included are biographical sketches on the famous Americans from each state, inventions, and much more.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-6. Using a pictorial format, Miller and Nelson introduce young readers to the 50 states, Washington, D. C., and Puerto Rico. They provide a map of each area that includes major cities and landforms, captioned drawings of state symbols and attractions, and a wide variety of interesting factual tidbits. They also include information about endangered species and Native American history. Since most of the text concerns historical or general knowledge, only the population statistics will date quickly. Appended with depictions of the state flags and an extensive index, this should be popular with browsers as well as with students beginning to learn about U.S. geography. --Kay Weisman


Library Journal Review

Gr 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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.