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The first chapter notes that many first-time visitors to New Jersey wonder why it's called the "Garden State." Then the author goes beyond the view from the turnpike and helps students to discover the farms, the cranberry bogs, the mountains and the rivers of the state having the highest density of population in the country. Students might be surprised to learn of New Jersey's many open areas as well as the abundant wildlife in the state. Black bears, wild turkey and red fox inhabit the area along with many varieties of birds. A listing of famous New Jersey residents ranges from Thomas Edison to Bruce Springsteen. The Jersey Shore is popular with visitors from the nearby northeastern states and with many Canadians as well. The Lenni Lenape are the first recognized natives and many places in New Jersey have names in their language. The book, part of the "It's My State" series offers students an overview of the history, geography and people of New Jersey. 2004, Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish, Ages 10 to 12.
—Carolyn Mott Ford
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781502600134
  • Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2015
  • Series: It's My State!
  • Pages: 80

Table of Contents

A Quick Look at New Jersey 4
1 The Garden State 7
Plants & Animals 18
2 From the Beginning 23
Soap Carving 28
Important Dates 41
3 The People 43
Famous New Jerseyans 52
Calendar of Events 56
4 How It Works 59
Branches of Government 60
5 Making a Living 65
Recipe for Blueberry Muffins 66
Products & Resources 72
State Map 76
State Flag and Seal 77
More About New Jersey 78
Index 79
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