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Celebrating Illinois
Bauer, Marion Dane.
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Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Physical Description:
36 pages : colored illustrations ; 23 cm.
Takes beginning readers on a whirlwind tour of Illinois, the Prairie state with Mr. Geo. His first stop is Chicago for a kite-flying festival and a trip to the museum to see the biggest T. rex skeleton ever found! Then he will ride riverboats, work on a farm, climb the mysterious Cahokia Mounds and visit place where President Lincoln lived and worked, plus much more.
Reading Level:
630 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.8 0.5 165377.
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F541.3 .B38 2014 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today he's visiting Illinois, the Prairie State. His first stop is Chicago for a colorful kite-flying festival and a visit to the Field Museum to see the biggest T Rex skeleton ever found! He's also going to ride riverboats, see amazing skyscrapers, work on a farm, climb the mysterious Cahokia Mounds, and see historic places where Abraham Lincoln lived and worked. Join Mr. Geo on his travels around Illinois. Together, you will discover what makes this a state to celebrate. Includes maps and learning activities. Colorful, you-are-there illustrations, the highly animated narrator, and easy-to-decode text are great for beginning and newly independent readers.

Author Notes

Marion Dane Bauer was born in Oglesby, Illinois. She attended community college first, in her home town, and then went to the University of Missouri when she was a junior to study journalism. She quickly realized that journalism was not for her and changed her focus to the humanities and a degree in English literature. She switched one last time to focus on teaching english, which she did when she graduated college.

After her children were born, Bauer decided to try her hand at writing. She started out with a children's picture book, but discovered that youg adult novels were more to her taste. After making a career out of writing, Bauer became the first Faculty Chair at Vermont College for the only Master of Fine Arts in Writing program devoted exclusively to writing for children and young adults.

Bauer is the author of more than forty books for young people. She has won many awards, including a Jane Addams Peace Association Award for her novel Rain of Fire and an American Library Association Newbery Honor Award for On My Honor and the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for the body of her work. Her picture book My Mother is Mine was a New York Times bestseller.

(Bowker Author Biography)