G is for Garden State: A New Jersey Alphabet

G is for Garden State: A New Jersey Alphabet

by Eileen Cameron, Doris Ettlinger
     
 

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Readers will be delighted to discover the many wonders of the Garden State, from her famous sons and daughters (inventor Thomas Edison and the Revolutionary War heroine Molly Pitcher) to her beautiful sights (the Highlands, the Pinelands, and New Jersey's famous shoreline), and her unique institutions (The Seeing Eye training institute for seeing eye dogs and Haddy,

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Readers will be delighted to discover the many wonders of the Garden State, from her famous sons and daughters (inventor Thomas Edison and the Revolutionary War heroine Molly Pitcher) to her beautiful sights (the Highlands, the Pinelands, and New Jersey's famous shoreline), and her unique institutions (The Seeing Eye training institute for seeing eye dogs and Haddy, the largest complete dinosaur skeleton of its time, found in 1858). G is for Garden State explores the places, people, and landmarks that make New Jersey a fascinating place to live in and to visit again and again. Written in the popular two-tier format for our Discover America State by State alphabet series, young readers will explore state facts through colorful illustrations, rhyming verses, and expository text. Used in schools throughout the country, this series effectively expands classroom curriculum.Author/preservationist Eileen Cameron is interested in protecting our natural and historical resources. She serves on the board of the Washington Association of New Jersey at Morristown National Historical Park. Eileen has hiked the Appalachian Trail at High Point, rafted on the Delaware River, and now lives in Morristown, New Jersey. Doris Ettlinger has illustrated numerous children's books including Springtime in the Big Woods and Mr. Edwards Meets Santa Claus , both adapted from the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. Doris lives and works in a 150-year old gristmill in western New Jersey with her family and a Welsh Corgi.

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Children's Literature
The ABC's of New Jersey history, art and culture are explored for the reader with short, lightly-rhymed passages and sidebars offering more detailed information. The first entry, "A is for arrowhead/carved by the Lenape" is illustrated with drawings of the Native Americans who found the area rich in natural hunting grounds and the waters abundant in seafood. "B is for Boardwalk down at the shore" because the original boardwalk was set up in Atlantic City by a hotel owner hoping to stop visitors from tracking sand into the lobby and rooms and New Jersey is still known for the boardwalks. This book joins the other alphabet books in presenting information in a manner appropriate to the reading ability and attention span of the young student. "A Garden Full of Facts" at the back of the book poses questions about New Jersey and many readers may be surprised at the diversity and history of this small, but populous, state. 2004, Sleeping Bear Press/Thomson Gale, Ages 6 to 9.
—Carolyn Mott Ford

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133484950
Publisher:
Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date:
10/08/2010
Series:
Discover America State by State
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
40
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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