Packed chock full of information, this book provides facts about the geography, the people, the history, the government, and the economy of Idaho. The conversational text is supplemented with numerous inset boxes featuring important facts, sidebars, charts, and graphs. Also sprinkled throughout are "Frequently Asked Questions" and corresponding answers about people, places, and things; "WOW" factors with unusual facts; and biographies of people mentioned in the text. A "Travel Guide" section highlights major tourist and recreational sites. An extensive back section includes ideas for science, technology, math, writing and art projects; a timeline; a glossary; a page of fast facts; a biographical dictionary; lyrics of the state song; a list of natural areas and historic sites; sports teams; cultural institutions; annual events; a list of resources; and an index. The accessible text accompanied with colorful photographs and study aids will be welcomed by both teachers and students in elementary and middle schools. This valuable resource for the state of Idaho is part of the "America the Beautiful, Third Series." Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.