M Is for Majestic: A National Parks Alphabet

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Mighty mountains, wild rivers, fiery volcanoes, huge glaciers, vast forests, tropical islands -- all part of our National Parks, belonging to you and me. This magnificent ABC book showcases each of America's National Parks from Acadia and American Samoa to Yosemite and Zion. California travel writer David Domeniconi masterfully includes each of the more than 50 National Parks in this A-Z pictorial. Illustrator Pam Carroll's keen attention to detail makes this title one for everyone across the land to read and ...
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Mighty mountains, wild rivers, fiery volcanoes, huge glaciers, vast forests, tropical islands -- all part of our National Parks, belonging to you and me. This magnificent ABC book showcases each of America's National Parks from Acadia and American Samoa to Yosemite and Zion. California travel writer David Domeniconi masterfully includes each of the more than 50 National Parks in this A-Z pictorial. Illustrator Pam Carroll's keen attention to detail makes this title one for everyone across the land to read and enjoy. David Domeniconi grew up in San Francisco and graduated from San Francisco State College. He is a writer and illustrator whose work has appeared in several West Coast publications. His illustrated travel column, "Travelog" is a regular feature in the Santa Barbara Press. He lives in Carmel-by-the-Sea with his wife, Janet.Pamela Carroll embraces the traditional focus of realism and pictorial illusionism. Her style of painting has been greatly influenced by the early Dutch Masters and the American Realists from the Second School of Philadelphia. She lives with her husband in Carmel, California, where she paints daily, and is an active member of the Carmel Art Association.

Examines the history and lore of America's national parks from Acadia National Park to Zion National Park.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This is a delightfully, entertaining book that uses the alphabet and the National Park system to encourage the reader to learn about some wonderful places. From A is for Acadia to Z is for Zion, the descriptions and illustrations of the various parks give great information. Living in the Western United States, I have been fortunate to visit several parks, but I realized after reading this book, that I had best pick up the pace, as I still have many more to visit. Typical animals, plants, birds and flora of the parks are discussed and illustrated. Families could use this as a tool for planning trips that would include a few parks along the way. A United States map pinpoints all the fifty parks and gives the reader a good overview. 2003, Sleeping Bear Press, Ages 3 to 10.
— Barbara Youngblood
School Library Journal
Gr 1-5-Using rhymed couplets, Domeniconi presents a glimpse of United States national parks from A to Z. For example, "A is for Acadia,/where the mountains meet the shore,/and the forest stands silent/beside the ocean's roar." Carroll's dramatic paintings bring the subjects to life. Paragraphs along the margins provide additional information about the site plus others that begin with the same letter. These places are depicted in smaller "snapshot" paintings that are arranged on the larger work to create the look of a scrapbook. A map identifies the locations of all the parks. Although the verse sometimes plods along, the illustrations will encourage browsing and hold a group's attention. The book could serve as an introductory resource to pique interest in the topic.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585361380
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Series: Sleeping Bear Alphabets - Science and Nature
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 761,813
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.40 (w) x 10.38 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2004

    Used by 6th Graders to write Egypt ABC Book

    What a fun way to encourage sixth graders to explore and write about ancient Egypt--using prose and poetry in an ABC book. This book served as our inspiration! The added benefit: students are eager to explore national parks--a family favorite of ours.

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