B Is For Bluegrass: A Kentucky Alphabet

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Mary Ann McCabe Riehle offers readers, young and old, the opportunity to take a horseback ride through the rich history and beautiful landscape of the Bluegrass State. From A to Z, McCabe Riehle's rhyming verse and interesting sidebar text will impart unique facts about Kentucky's spirited heritage, while Wes Burgiss' colorful illustrations are the next best thing to actually spending a week or two exploring the great state yourself.

Presents twenty-six short verses ...

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Overview

Mary Ann McCabe Riehle offers readers, young and old, the opportunity to take a horseback ride through the rich history and beautiful landscape of the Bluegrass State. From A to Z, McCabe Riehle's rhyming verse and interesting sidebar text will impart unique facts about Kentucky's spirited heritage, while Wes Burgiss' colorful illustrations are the next best thing to actually spending a week or two exploring the great state yourself.

Presents twenty-six short verses about items characteristic of Kentucky--one for each letter of the alphabet--followed by a further description of that person, place, or thing and its importance to the state.

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Another welcome addition to the alphabet series on states delves into the uniqueness of Kentucky. Each letter features a poem and more in depth information about the topics brought forth in the poem. It is a great way to introduce children to a state that they might be visiting on a trip, moving to with their family, or have a family history with a state. This particular book has tie-ins with the capitol of Kentucky, Frankfort. The state flower, Goldenrod, and the state tree, the Tulip Tree, and the state butterfly, the Viceroy, are all cleverly worked into their part of the alphabet. At the end of the text, there is a facts page to quiz the reader about what they just learned. A reference list gives website listings for further information on items mentioned in the book. The author is a native Kentuckian and her love of the state is shown in this unique book. 2002, Sleeping Bear Press,
— Barbara Youngblood
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585360567
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Series: Discover America State by State
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 434,558
  • Age range: 5 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.26 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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