Hello USA: Alaska

Hello USA: Alaska

by Joyce Johnston
     
 

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Packed with fun facts about daily life, history, environmental issues, and much more, this series of 52 books (including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia) provides a thorough introduction to the richness and diversity of America.

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Packed with fun facts about daily life, history, environmental issues, and much more, this series of 52 books (including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia) provides a thorough introduction to the richness and diversity of America.

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Children's Literature
Each entry in the "Hello USA" series is similar in format with four narrative sections covering the land, history, people and economy, and the environment. A fifth "All About..." section includes fun and other facts, state song, a recipe, historical timeline, outstanding citizens with pictures and short bios, places to visit, annual events, state wildlife, and an extensive annotated bibliography of school resources and nonfiction with a measly single fiction title set in the state. Teachers may want to augment this with any of the Kirkpatrick Hill books including The Year of Miss Agnes or one of Jean Craighead George's "Julie" stories. A political map showing the principal cities and national forests faces a physical map of geological regions, elevation and other features. A later map indicates principal products but would benefit from being superimposed on a political map so readers see the connections. Separate short sections include ones about the World War II evacuation of the Aleutians and totems. The book refers to many tribal groups of indigenous people, some of which are referenced in the index. Illustrations are drawn from modern, historical, archival and artistic sources. All in all, this is a useful, specific, varied and well-organized introduction to the state and one that will assist report writers, would-be tourists or the merely curious equally well. Endmatter includes web sites, a glossary and proper names pronunciation guide and an index. 2002, Lerner Publications, $25.26 and $6.95. Ages 9 to 14. Reviewer: Susan Hepler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822541578
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Hello U. S. A. Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.21(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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