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Title:
Utah facts and symbols
Author:
Feeney, Kathy, 1954-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Mankato, Minn. : Hilltop Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary:
Presents information about the state of Utah, its nickname, motto, and emblems.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.0 0.5 40578.
ISBN:
9780736805261
Format :
Book

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Presents information about the state of Utah, its nickname, motto, and emblems.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 1^-4. Just the facts might be the slogan of these short, attractive books in the States and Their Symbols series. The format of the volumes is the same: map, fast facts, two-page spreads that cover the state seal and motto, capital and flag, bird, tree, flower, and animal. There is also information about places to visit, and appended are a short bibliography, addresses, and Internet sites. These books are notable for their photographs. Each photo takes up a full page and is particularly colorful and crisp. One page shows the state seal; students with the ubiquitous assignment of drawing the seal will find the picture easy to copy. Although there's no section for history, the books do integrate some background material. For instance, while explaining the Utah state seal, Feeney takes the opportunity to mention the Mormons. A nifty and very attractive series. See the Series Roundup, this issue, for other state titles. --Ilene Cooper


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-4-Each of these slim books begins with a simple colorful map (without a scale) pinpointing several cities and sites and a list of facts that note the population, size, major industries, etc. The double-page sections that follow cover the history, the capital and flag, the seal and motto, bird, tree, flower, and other symbols. Each page of the straightforward text is opposite a full-page color photo or emblem. The typeface is large, there is plenty of white space, and the photographs, although unimaginative, are large and well reproduced. The appendixes contain short lists of useful addresses. Overall, these accessible titles offer the information that children need when starting state reports. Students seeking more in-depth material should consult the "From Sea to Shining Sea" series (Children's).-Dona J. Helmer, College Gate School Library, Anchorage, AK (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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