Packed chock full of information, this book provides facts about the geography, the people, the history, the government, and the economy of Montana. The conversational text is supplemented with numerous inset boxes featuring important facts, sidebars, charts, and graphs. Also, sprinkled throughout are Frequently Asked Questions that discuss people, places, and things; WOW factors with unusual facts; and biographies of people mentioned in the text. A Travel Guide section highlights major tourist and recreational sites. An extensive back matter section includes ideas for science, technology, math, writing, and art projects; a timeline; a glossary; a page of fast facts; a biographical dictionary; lyrics of the state song; a list of natural areas and historic sites, sports teams, cultural institutions, and annual events; a list of resources; and an index. The accessible text is accompanied with colorful photographs and study aids that will be welcomed by both teachers and students in elementary and middle schools. This is a valuable resource for information about the state of Montana. It is a part of the "America the Beautiful, Third Series." Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.