Children's Literature - Greg M. RomaneckConnecticut is part of New England and, as such, the home to some of the most magnificent scenery in the United States. Small hamlets nestle in valleys, looking much as they must have over a century ago. Large swathes of forest offer their seasonal finery. In the fall, travelers and residents are treated to a colorful panoply of autumn leaves almost too bright to look at. In addition, Connecticut is a commercial engine that features a wide range of industries and service sector opportunities. It is this beautiful state that author Victoria Sherrow turns her attention to in this illustrated volume of the "Celebrate the States" series. In this book readers will encounter the history of Connecticut. In addition Victoria Sherrow does a fine job of detailing topics such as economic development, flora and fauna, geography, demographics, and future trends in Connecticut. This combination makes Connecticut a useful tool for both teachers and learners intent upon gaining a better understanding of this New England state.
Children's Literature - Leila ToledoThe author provides a description of the history of Connecticut. She covers the early establishments of towns and cities, the geography, economy, government, achievements, and landmarks of the state. However, I find some glaring omissions. She fails to mention two prominent Connecticut women who are outstanding role models to the people in Connecticut, Katherine Hepburn, actress, and Marion Anderson, opera singer. In listing points of interest in the state, she fails to mention the Norwalk museum, Norwalk Maritime Aquarium, and the restored historical district in South North, SONO. This is surprising since she lives approximately ten minutes from the restaurants, galleries, and shops of SONO.
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