L Is for Last Frontier: An Alaska Alphabet

L Is for Last Frontier: An Alaska Alphabet


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Unrivaled by any other state for sheer size, Alaska is a land of mystery and wonder to many Americans. Bordered by water on three sides, it remains a remote and last frontier...until now. L is for Last Frontier: an alphabet book written by Carol Crane, takes readers on an informative adventure through the "land of the midnight sun." Lecturer and book reviewer Carol Crane was recently described as "A walking, talking bibliography of children's books." Her twenty-five years in children's literature supply the essential experience to bring Alaska's vast wildlife and culture to children. Alaska's sheer size lends to its diversity, but Carol Crane employs a two-tiered approach and produces a seamless sampling of the state's culture and wildlife. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a rhyme for younger readers: T is for Tundra, a treeless arctic plain. Short warm summers, in winter, a frozen terrain. On the same page, older students can read the sidebar text to gain a richer understanding of the same topic. About the Author: Carol Crane advocates education through reading. She travels extensively and speaks at state reading conventions across the United States. Her thematic approach to learning has been widely accepted and successfully used by many reading teachers. Eight years ago, she founded "Bed, Breakfast and Books," a summer institute for teachers and media specialists across the country. L is for Last Frontier is Carol's 4th book with Sleeping Bear Press. She lives with her husband, Conrad, in Bradenton, Florida. About the Illustrator: Renowned wildlife artist Michael Monroe was the winner of the 1997 Michigan Duck Stamp award.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585360208
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date: 03/01/2002
Series: Discover America State by State
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 460,698
Product dimensions: 11.34(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 4 - 10 Years

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L Is for Last Frontier: An Alaska Alphabet 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
jessy555 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: informationalCritique of Genre: This is a wonderful example of an informational book about the state of Alaska. Every page is filled with beautiful pictures and facts about the state. Media: AcrylicsAge Appropriateness: primary, secondary
sharmon05 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The information presented in this book about Alaska is clear and accurate; this makes this book a good example of an informative text. The illustrations in this book are also very well crafted. They help readers see what the setting of Alaska is like and how majestic it is. This engages readers.
mulstad07 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Age: IntermediateMedia: WatercolorThe genre of this book is informational. It is and informational book because it has many true facts about the state of Alaska in it which inform the reader.