North Dakota

North Dakota

by Rebecca Stromstad Glaser
     
 

Provides an overview of the state of North Dakota, covering its history, geography, government, economy, people, and culture. Includes maps, facts, and a timeline.See more details below

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Provides an overview of the state of North Dakota, covering its history, geography, government, economy, people, and culture. Includes maps, facts, and a timeline.

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Children's Literature
Badlands, bison, the Mandan—it must be North Dakota! Capstone's "Land and Liberty" series (about the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C.) covers the usual topics: geography and climate, state history and government, the people and their culture, but the slender volumes offer an overview rather than an opportunity to delve into the differences that make each state unique. Maps are restricted to two, one showing cities and reservations, the other charting major geographical features. Since the text consists of short, declarative sentences, good readers may find it less than appealing; illustrations are mostly clear color photos, adequate, but not exciting. In this volume, the most striking is one of juicy steaks waiting to be cooked on a pitchfork at the historic town of Medora. The text is best when describing Lewis and Clark's Fort Mandan, the bonanza farms of the 1880s, and the rebel Nonpartisan League. While the challenges of North Dakota's severe weather are presented, famous Dakotans like Peggy Lee, coach Phil Jackson, and author Louise Erdrich are left out. Middle readers will enjoy a sidebar on Theodore Roosevelt National Park and a recipe for rhubarb upside-down cake with fruit from Dakota rhubarb patches. Special features include an almanac (facts about the state), a short timeline, a glossary, and a bibliography, which, unfortunately, does not list works of fiction that might enrich understanding of the history and people of North Dakota. Compared to some others, the price of this series is modest, but so is its usefulness. 2004, Capstone, Ages 9 to 13.
—Barbara L. Talcroft

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736821919
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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