Children's Literature - Greg M. RomaneckImagine a green field surrounded by carefully painted wooden fences. As you approach a railing you spy beautiful thoroughbred horses gathered under a spreading oak tree, resting in its shade. As you look more closely, you are overwhelmed by the elegance of these stately animals in a setting of classic beauty. This visual imagery is drawn from the cover of Kentucky, one of the most recent additions to the Marshall Cavendish "Celebrate the States" series. In telling the story of Kentucky, its people, and the vast natural resources of this state, Tracy Barrett does a fine job of combining facts with truly beautiful imagery. Kentucky is organized by themes, with topics such as state government, local history, natural resources, and economics being representative of materials covered. As with other books in this series, Kentucky is a solid work of cultural geography that will be of assistance to students studying this bluegrass state. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
Children's Literature - Ru Story-HuffmanPart of the "Celebrate the States" series, this book about Kentucky provides readers with an overview of the state, it's people, history, government and achievements. Kentucky is a state that many associate with horses, tobacco and sports. In this volume, Barrett has presented more in a format useful for home and school use. She features quotes about Kentucky, graphs, color photographs that illustrate the land and its resources and includes boxed sections that highlight important information. This book would be a good choice for classroom use, students studying Kentucky history or any one preparing a report on the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Even families planning a visit to the area may find this book a valuable resource.
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