What's in the Midwest?

What's in the Midwest?

by Crabtree Publishing

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The cover gives a few clues as to what will be addressed in this title which is part of the series "All Around the U.S." The country is divided into five regions and each of the titles follows a similar format. The general introduction is the same and it presents a colorful map that clearly identifies the regions, including the abbreviated names for the states. The focus then turns to the actual region, in this case the Midwest which is often called "America's Heartland." The states are divided into two regions: the plains states and the great lakes states. The listing of the states is followed by a discussion of landforms, water resources and climate. Fact boxes contain tidbits that are interesting and are great for those who love trivia. For example, Jewel Cave is located in the Black Hills and is the second longest cave in the world. There is a section about the First Peoples and among those mentioned are the Potawatomi, Kickapoo, Ho Chunk, Cheyenne, Pawnee, Arikara and the assistance that Sacagawea gave to Lewis and Clark on their expedition. There is a brief introduction to the population, natural resources, major industries and culture. The closing pages contain a timeline highlighting major events, a listing of books and Internet sites for more information, a brief glossary for the words bolded in the text and an index. There are plenty of good photographs and it is generally a good introduction, but just that. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
All Around the U.S. , #1
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
IG830L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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