New York: The Empire State

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Mother and daughter co-authors, Margery Facklam and Peggy Thomas, explore their home state region by region, offering historical accounts, natural history facts, and sightseeing suggestions. Detailed illustrations capture the diversity and beauty of this grand state.

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Overview

Mother and daughter co-authors, Margery Facklam and Peggy Thomas, explore their home state region by region, offering historical accounts, natural history facts, and sightseeing suggestions. Detailed illustrations capture the diversity and beauty of this grand state.

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From the Statue of Liberty to Fort Niagara, from the short-nosed sturgeon to the endangered Massasauga rattlesnake, from cameras to Jell-O, and from Peter Stuyvesant to Roger Peterson, the state of New York is filled with natural wonders, parks and great battles and events. Its people are Native Americans and settlers and immigrants from all over the world. In this tour of the regions and peoples of the state, the authors provide an enticing overview of what defines each area. Softly focused watercolors highlight one aspect while differently shaped inserts add varied information. While no one piece provides in-depth coverage, the format is inviting to those planning a visit, whether from out of state or in. (resources, websites) (Nonfiction. 4-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570916618
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2007
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 472,240
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.64 (w) x 11.01 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Margery Facklam has authored more than thirty books, including BUGS FOR LUNCH, THE BIG BUG BOOK (Little, Brown), and I EAT DINNER (Boyds Mills Press). Peggy Thomas is the author of JOSHUA THE GIANT FROG (Pelican), as well as a dozen nonfiction titles. Peggy lives in Middleport, New York.

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