by Altman, Linda Jacobs, 1943-

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 6 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j F861.3.A45 2006x
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Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j F861.3.A45 2006x
Community Library of Castle Shannon Juvenile Non-fiction J 979.4 Altman
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  J 979.4 Altman
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 917.94 Alt
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 917.94 Alt
Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 917.94 ALTMA
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  J 917.94 ALTMA
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 979.4 AL7
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 979.4 AL7
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This book examines the history, geography, economy, government, and people of the state of California, and contains illustrated photographs of historic landmarks and cities. The state's song is included.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4^-8. Probably no student makes it through school without writing at least one report on a state, with most children told to "use something besides the encyclopedia." Libraries attempting to satisfy this demand may already own the America the Beautiful series, published by Childrens Press. Marshall Cavendish's Celebrate the States series attempts to capture some of the lucrative market. Both series offer texts of 144 pages pitched to elementary students. Each Celebrate book opens with helpful maps that orient the reader right from the start. A spread of quotations about the state (from famous and ordinary citizens--and not only inhabitants of the state) follows. There are chapters on geography, history, government and economy, people, achievements, and landmarks, as well as a "state survey," a compendium of facts, time lines, tourist attractions, and so on. The use of local authors gives each book a nicely individual tone, and the series is beautifully designed: the covers are alluring, and the photographs and diagrams are plentiful. However, valuable pages in each volume are gobbled up by unnecessary, if interesting, sidebars--a folktale, a recipe, and a song with music. Books in the America series offer approximately three times the historical material, with less space devoted to sports and movie stars, and the reliance on a single author gives the series a uniform tone and even quality. Libraries with sufficient funds will want both series, but while Celebrate has the edge in attractiveness, America gives more substance for the dollars. --Susan Dove Lempke"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Celebrate the states.
Subjects California -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Marshall Cavendish/Benchmark,2006
Language English
Description 143 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-139) and index.
ISBN 0761417370
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