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Minnesota
     

Minnesota

by A. P. Porter
 

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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 (author Wanda Gag), places to visit, annual events, state wildlife, and an annotated bibliography of well-chosen fiction and nonfiction. The environmental section focuses primarily on the bickerings and diverse opinions about how the state boundary waters should be used. 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 it would benefit from being superimposed on a political map so readers see the connections. Separate short sections include ones about Paul Bunyan and tall tales, an enigmatic runestone that turned up in a field in central Minnesota, and the conflicts between settlers and the Dakota tribe. Illustrations are well chosen 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:
9780822541493
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Hello U. S. A. Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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