A is for Appalachia: The Alphabet Book of Appalachian Heritage

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A is for Appalachia!The Alphabet Book of Appalachian HeritageLinda Hager PackIllustrations by Pat Banks$16.95

An exquisitely illustrated and heartfelt look at the traditions, history, and life of Appalachia, A is for Appalachia! introduces young readers to the alphabet while providing an endearing look at a region with one of the oldest and most distinctive folk cultures in the United States. This treasured book tells the story of the Southern Appalachian Mountains by showcasing...

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A is for Appalachia!The Alphabet Book of Appalachian HeritageLinda Hager PackIllustrations by Pat Banks$16.95

An exquisitely illustrated and heartfelt look at the traditions, history, and life of Appalachia, A is for Appalachia! introduces young readers to the alphabet while providing an endearing look at a region with one of the oldest and most distinctive folk cultures in the United States. This treasured book tells the story of the Southern Appalachian Mountains by showcasing the day-to-day life of the people and their struggles, unique culture, and oral traditions.

Written with a sincere appreciation for the history of life in Appalachia, Linda Hager Pack's eloquent, educational, and even humorous introduction to the alphabet appeals to young and old alike. Featuring more than thirty bright and whimsical illustrations by Pat Banks, this collection of traditional folk tales, recipes, Jack Tales, expressions, music, and even ghost stories come to life on the page. Truly a unique journey back in time, A is for Appalachia! provides an informative and entertaining representation of authentic Appalachian life.

Linda Hager Pack, an educator for twenty-two years, teaches children's literature at Eastern Kentucky University. She received the prestigious Ashland Oil Teacher Award in 1996. Pat Banks, a master watercolorist, is a Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen member, a Kentucky Arts Council roster artist, and a Kentucky Craft Marketing program participant.

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""Feature[s] pictures that are both frame-able and words that are instructive and memorable, credits to the places they represent and excellent tools for learning both alphabet and geographical facts."--Marilis Hornidge, Lincoln County News" --

""Entertaining as well as informative, it includes such themes as Appalachian music, quilts, ghost stories, and folk tales." --Kim Johnson,Goldenseal" --

""The description of life in the southern Appalachian Mountains are vividly portrayed for the imagination to soak up all the color and traditions of the rich culture that is Appalachia... Everything is beautifully illustrated in order to saturate the eye while reading the text allowed you to feel that you are surrounded by the culture that is so distinct in Appalachia."--Northern Kentucky Heritage" --

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813125565
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Pages: 44
  • Sales rank: 1,014,951
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Hager Pack, an educator for twenty-two years, teaches children's literature at Eastern Kentucky University and received the prestigious Ashland Oil Teacher of the Year award in 1996.

Pat Banks, a master watercolorist, is a Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen member, a Kentucky Arts Council roster artist, and a Kentucky Craft Marketing program participant.

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