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Illustrator Janice Lee Porter portrays the subject of each letter in original oil paintings, bringing facts and stories to life. From the blazing Hinckley fire to the serenity of a loon on a lake at sunset, Porter's renderings are filled with rich colors and innovative perspectives. Her style is both thoughtful and charming, appealing to children and adults alike.
Not only enjoyable to read, M is for Minnesota is enlightening as well. You'll learn about places like Minnesota's Iron Range, famous for producing high-quality iron ore, and people like "Lucky" Charles Lindbergh, who grew up in Little Falls. Entries feature animals, including timber wolves arid eagles, that call Minnesota home, and events such as the first successful open-heart surgery, performed at the University of Minnesota.
This book is a loving tribute to Minnesota. Residents past and present, tourists, educators, and book lovers will relish the opportunity to discover the history, stories, and natural beauty of the Gopher State.
Illustrated entries for each letter of the alphabet present information about the history, geography, natural resources, and important sights of Minnesota.
Posted August 16, 2009
Posted February 25, 2008
We absolutely love this book. My daughter is 7 years old and thinks it was so cool to learn about our state of Minnesota..Great illustrations and lots of info that I didn't even know. Perfect for kids and adults.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.