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The Look-It-Up Book of the 50 States

The Look-It-Up Book of the 50 States

by Bill Gutman, Anne Wertheim
     
 

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Entertaining, up-to-the-minute, and easy-to-use, The Look-It-Up Book of the 50 States is an affordable family reference to each state of the union. Illustrated throughout with photographs, drawings, and maps, it provides a concise history of each state from the time it was first explored to the present day–as well as information on places to visit,

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Entertaining, up-to-the-minute, and easy-to-use, The Look-It-Up Book of the 50 States is an affordable family reference to each state of the union. Illustrated throughout with photographs, drawings, and maps, it provides a concise history of each state from the time it was first explored to the present day–as well as information on places to visit, wildlife, natural resources, and fun facts.

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KLIATT
This is a gracefully written book that describes each state in about three pages of words and illustrations. The descriptions bear little resemblance to the kind of information found in encyclopedia accounts. The author chooses interesting historical facts predominantly, and the illustrations are a mix of photographs and drawings. The main physical characteristics of each state are emphasized as well, with photographs of outstanding features�the Grand Canyon for Arizona, cranberry bogs for Massachusetts. There is a brief summary at the end of the text that crystallizes "important things to know about Indiana (or whichever state)" and lists of natural resources, manufactured products, and wildlife. This would be good for YAs to browse through and it's possible the book could be useful for geography reports on the states. KLIATT Codes: J�Recommended for junior high school students. 2002, Random House, 160p. illus. index.,
— Claire Rosser

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375812132
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/22/2002
Series:
Look-It-up Bks.
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.94(w) x 10.76(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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