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P Is for Philadelphia

P Is for Philadelphia

by Susan Korman
     
 
P Is for Philadelphia is a unique, alphabetic tour of the city and the region, illustrated by the area's public school children, who participated in a city-wide drawing contest.

From A is for Athlete to Z is for Zoo, all of the city's rich history is explored. P Is for Philadelphia includes entries on William Penn's arrival and historic treaty with the Delaware

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P Is for Philadelphia is a unique, alphabetic tour of the city and the region, illustrated by the area's public school children, who participated in a city-wide drawing contest.

From A is for Athlete to Z is for Zoo, all of the city's rich history is explored. P Is for Philadelphia includes entries on William Penn's arrival and historic treaty with the Delaware Indians, the city's heritage as the cradle of American liberty, as well as its food, sports teams, neighborhoods, and festivals.

Published to coincide with Read Across America Day 2005, this book will have the kind of impact on Philadelphia and the region that few children's books ever have. It belongs on the bedside tables of every child in the Delaware Valley and the bookshelves of every visitor.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-5-A creative and informative blend of text and art, this alphabet book celebrates much of what the city has to offer. Each left-hand page has a large, decorated capital letter designed as an icon for what it represents and several paragraphs in rather small print that give a good amount of interesting information on each topic. Each right-hand page is devoted to a large, expressive illustration depicting the subject of the spread. The colorful crayon and pencil artwork was drawn by Philadelphia elementary and middle school children. Just like the city's diverse population, these pictures show a variety of ethnicities and art styles, but every one is a treasure. The last spread is a montage of all 26 iconic letters. The book is a grand tour of the city, its history, and its creative spirit. Although most suited to independent reading, classes studying the region would enjoy this title as a group. It could also serve as an inspiration for students to create similar books for any geographical area.-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, Waterford, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592131075
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
01/25/2005
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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