Young People's Atlas of the United States

Young People's Atlas of the United States

by James Harrison, Eleanor Van Zandt
     
 

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Youngsters will embark on an exciting and educational journey of the United States with this information-packed atlas. Each state is profiled in a double-page spread which features information on geography, history, major cities, people, industry, and agriculture. Fact boxes give important statistics and show eash state's flower, bird, and tree. 500+ photos &… See more details below

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Youngsters will embark on an exciting and educational journey of the United States with this information-packed atlas. Each state is profiled in a double-page spread which features information on geography, history, major cities, people, industry, and agriculture. Fact boxes give important statistics and show eash state's flower, bird, and tree. 500+ photos & illustrations.

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Children's Literature - Uma Krishnaswami
I asked my 9-year-old to comment on this atlas. Here are his remarks: "It's informative, it's easy to use, and it gives lots of facts. I like the way it's divided into sections on the whole US, then groups of states, then the states themselves." Now if I might add my two bits: the introduction is aimed right at the intended readership, as is the guide to using the book. In each double spread, the eye is drawn to the attractive map, and to the boxed facts about each state, flag on top, right where it should be. User-friendly and (dare I say it?) cool.
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Sometimes the least fun part of travel is getting to the place you're visiting! It helps to have books that are fun to make the time pass when you're stuck in a car, train or an airplane for a long time. If you want to learn about the places you're visiting, you might like to refer to an atlas that gives maps and tells many facts. Kingfisher atlases have great pictures and are interesting for finding out about places you're visiting, and you can also use them for reports. For the U.S. travel there's Kingfisher's Young People's Atlas of the United States. It spotlights every state with maps, intriguing full-color photographs, a little history, and lots of statistics that spill out across well-designed double-page spreads.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-- An attractive but superficial examination of the United States. Regions and individual states are covered in two-page spreads that include a brief text randomly profiling the area's history, economy, and natural features; a fact box with basic statistics; full-color photographs and illustrations of state symbols; short biographical sketches of important people; and relief and locator maps. The overall design and layout are appealing, and the basic statistics given are current (1990 census). However, the maps of each state provide minimal detail--only a few cities, rivers, mountain ranges, national parks, and interstate highways are labeled. Additionally, the U. S. map and five of the six regional maps are printed in the middle of two-page spreads and a significant amount of the image is lost in the gutter (unless you crack the spine to flatten it out). The illustrations of the maps and state symbols are by the same artists who did the Doubleday Atlas of the United States of America (Doubleday, 1990), and the overall design is quite similar (both titles are copyrighted by Grisewood and Dempsey). Once again, this is an instance of the same basic information being slightly redesigned and repackaged. The major differences between the two titles are in currency of population figures and in organization. This newer book contains no textual or cartographic information that cannot be found in the World Book Encyclopedia (1990), the Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States (1981), or Facts about the States (Wilson, 1989). However, because of its visual appeal, currency , and logical organization, it may be useful for libraries that need reference tools for assignments of the ``name the symbols and population'' variety.-- Lauren L. Mayer, New York Public Library

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856978040
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
10.63(w) x 13.71(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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