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Indiana (From Sea to Shining Sea Series)
     

Indiana (From Sea to Shining Sea Series)

by Bettina Ling
 

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From Sea to Shining Sea, Second Series puts you on the right track. Each title is your ticket for a tour of one of the states or territories of the United States.

Open up a volume to see the state come alive with its own special geography, history, government, economy, people, and culture. Full-color photographs, fantastic maps, and colorful text provide an

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From Sea to Shining Sea, Second Series puts you on the right track. Each title is your ticket for a tour of one of the states or territories of the United States.

Open up a volume to see the state come alive with its own special geography, history, government, economy, people, and culture. Full-color photographs, fantastic maps, and colorful text provide an exciting coast-to-coast guide. Along the way, you won't want to miss the fact-filled sidebars. When you complete your cross-country journey, you can find more information in the Almanac, Timeline, and lists of Internet sites, books, and addresses. Open the pages of From Sea to Shining Sea to begin your voyage of discovery.

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Indiana is a good enough book, covering the story of Indiana from prehistory to the present, but it could have been better. The book clearly presents the history, geography and other information that its audience would want to know. There is even a recipe featuring tofu, made from soybeans, one of Indiana's principal farm crops. But the book falls short in several ways. Although there are several excellent maps, a map that named more towns and cities mentioned in the text would be helpful. When the book says that the first railroad line in the state went from Indianapolis to Madison, readers should be able to see (or be told) that Madison is on the river. That would underscore an earlier comment about the commercial significance of river traffic. Sometimes the information is just too concise to be accurate. As the author talks of the manufacturing boom after the Civil War, she says "African-Americans in Indiana gained the right to vote and hold office." She should have specified that African-American men were granted that right. When the author tells of Johnny Appleseed Park, she makes it sound as if he planted his apple trees solely in Indiana. Some boxed tidbits carry a generic headline "Extra! Extra!"�labels that seem less likely to attract a reader's attention than do the brief, descriptive headlines on other boxed items. This book, in the "From Sea to Shining Sea, Second Series," includes an Indiana almanac that concisely lists state facts, a time line comparing Indiana and United States history, a gallery of famous Hoosiers, a glossary, sources of further information and an index. 2003, Children's Press/Scholastic,
— Janet Crane Barley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531211298
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
From Sea to Shining Sea, Second Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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