All About America: A Nation of Immigrants

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Be part of history in action! Travel back in time to the most exciting and inspiring periods in American history. Action-packed and historically accurate, All About America covers the most important periods in the history of a burgeoning nation, from Colonists and Independence to The Civil War, and from Cowboys and the Wild West to the early inhabitants, the Native Americans. With detailed reconstructions and original artwork from each period, find yourself immersed in the incredible action, as you confront the ...

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Overview

Be part of history in action! Travel back in time to the most exciting and inspiring periods in American history. Action-packed and historically accurate, All About America covers the most important periods in the history of a burgeoning nation, from Colonists and Independence to The Civil War, and from Cowboys and the Wild West to the early inhabitants, the Native Americans. With detailed reconstructions and original artwork from each period, find yourself immersed in the incredible action, as you confront the redcoats, catch gold fever, journey West, and ride the trails, your trusty lasso at your side.

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School Library Journal

These attractive volumes provide solid information. . . . Strengths consistent throughout the four books include engaging text, well-selected illustrations, a one-paragraph introduction on the contents page that summarizes the scope of the book, and translation of period costs to current dollar values. These texts cover a wide span of time and history; this scope, along with some of the surprising information in the many pull-out boxes, leaves readers wanting more. That is not necessarily a bad thing, as students can follow up with further research on the topics of interest.

School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—These attractive volumes provide solid information. Stagecoaches explores transportation in the United States from its first inhabitants to modern times. Industrial Revolution looks at inventions and improvements in technology in the U.S. from 1750 to 1950. Explorers discusses exploration and settlement of North America up to 1890. Immigrants covers the role immigration played in the development of the United States. Strengths consistent throughout the four books include engaging text, well-selected illustrations, a one-paragraph introduction on the contents page that summarizes the scope of the book, and translation of period costs to current dollar values. These texts cover a wide span of time and history; this scope, along with some of the surprising information in the many pull-out boxes, leaves readers wanting more. That is not necessarily a bad thing, as students can follow up with further research on the topics of interest. Each spread is busy with illustrations, engravings, and photos, all with captions so it takes a little work to get a linear historical recounting. Overall, these titles are worthwhile additions.—Stephanie Farnlacher, Trace Crossings Elementary School, Hoover, AL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753466711
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Series: All About America Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 505,642
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Robert Walker has written more than 25 books for adults and younger readers, with a special emphasis on the American West. Among his recent titles, Remember Little Bighorn (National Geographic 2006) received multiples awards including School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and Remember the Alamo (National Geographic 2007) won the June Franklin Naylor Award, given by the Daughters of the Republic Texas to the best book for children on Texas history. Walker lives in Escondido, California.

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