This exciting new series gives young readers their first in-depth look at the United States. Each volume provides a colorful, comprehensive portrait of a state's history, people, land, economy, and government. Readers will enjoy the "Fun Facts" sprinkled throughout each book and learn even more about state facts, symbols, and famous people. A chapter on "Things to See and Do" explores each state's unique places and activities. Each title includes a time line, biographies of notable people, informative maps and charts, a glossary, recommended books and Web sites, and an index.
A vast peninsula, "The Sunshine State" offers seacoast beaches on three sides, a space launch pad at Cape Canaveral, and "The Happiest Place on Earth" - Walt Disney World. This palm tree paradise is home to the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine, founded in 1565. Florida is also home to many retirees from around the nation who have decided to enjoy its warm climate year round. Even people who do not visit the state get to enjoy the vegetables and tropical fruit it ships nationwide throughout the year. Rich in history, natural beauty, and recreation sites, Florida is a favorite destination for tourists.