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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Having family in the southeast and still living in that region, I was certainly interested in what information would be provided in this book 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 southeast with a listing of the states, landforms, and climate. Some interesting facts are offered such as noting that the Appalachian range, one of the oldest in the world, runs through eight of the states in this region. Fact boxes contain tidbits that are interesting and are great for those who love trivia. For example, a description of what makes the Great Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains look blue or smoky. There is a section about the First Peoples which for the most part were the Cherokee, Seminole and Natchez nations; there is mention of the Indian removal and the Trail of Tears. The issue of slavery is presented as well as a little about the Civil War. 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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778718314
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/31/2011
  • Series: All Around the U.S. , #3
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,332,159
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: IG1010L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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