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Ohio

Ohio

by Dottie Brown
     
 

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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, places to visit, annual events, state wildlife, and an annotated bibliography of school resources and fiction set in the state. 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 between, for example, manufacturing and large cities, or tourism and the southern Ohio hill country. Separate short stories include one about the Underground Railroad and another about the Hinckley Hunt in which settlers, annoyed with varmint pilferage of crops, encircled the town and shot any animals they saw and feasted on the results. While a section about education mentions Oberlin and Wilberforce, there's no mention of Ohio State University, one of the largest state universities in the country. The environmental section mentions the burning of the Cuyahoga and the resultant changes it elicited in the clean water acts that followed. The recipe included is for "Buckeye Treats," a candy which nearly all Ohioans have sampled. 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 pronunciationguide, and an index. 2002, Lerner Publications, $25.26 and $6.95. Ages 9 to 14. Reviewer: Susan Hepler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822541349
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Series:
Hello U. S. A. Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
8.14(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.21(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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