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Utah (Land of Liberty Series)
     

Utah (Land of Liberty Series)

by Kathleen W. Deady, Craig Fuller (Consultant)
 

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

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

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Children's Literature
Red rock canyons, basketball's Jazz, the Great Salt Lake—it must be Utah! 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, and the other charting major geographical features. Since the text consists of short, declarative sentences, good readers may find it less than appealing. Illustrations are historical photographs and recent color photos; one shows a skier zooming downhill at a Utah resort. Views of mountains, deserts, and rock formations characterize Utah's spectacular scenery; a gila monster represents its distinctive wildlife. Appropriately, much space is allotted to the Mormons and Brigham Young (the Mountain Meadow Massacre is not mentioned), though more could be given to Native American history and to the arts, especially Ballet West and the Utah Symphony. Middle readers may enjoy a sidebar on the 2002 Winter Olympics and a recipe for official green Jell-O salad, but will miss information about Utah's Dinosaur Park. 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 Utah. 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:
9780736822008
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Land of Liberty Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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