As most of my readers will know that I am a Canadian and live in Ontario, which is a Province but I wanted to take part in this fun book tour for The 50 States book by Gabrielle Balkan.
What is the book about?
Be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty and diversity of the United States in this curious collection of fact-filled maps. Explore thousand of wondrous locations and be awed by the achievements of hundreds of people who helped make America what it is today. Celebrate, explore, enjoy!
1 Title Page
2-3 USA country map/contents page
4-103 State maps
104-105 State flags
106-107 Historic events
Purchase a copy through Quarto Kids Books
About the Author:
Author GABRIELLE BALKAN has worked with Scholastic, Harper Collins and Penguin. She lives and works in New York.
Illustrator SOL LINERO lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her clients include Scholastic, Oprah magazine, Jamie Oliver Magazine and Wired.
WELCOME TO THE GRANITE STATE
Where will you find some of the largest ski mountains on the East Coast, the shortest ocean coastline, and buckets and buckets of sweet maple syrup?
You’ve got it: New Hampshire!
The 9th state is a natural wonderland, boasting stunning scenery and outdoor adventures all year round. Skiing is a major draw, of course: if the dazzling slopes of Cannon Mountain are good enough for Olympic talents Bode Miller and Leanne Smith, they should be good enough for you! You’ll want to stick around come spring, when the sun comes out, and hundreds of frozen waterfalls start to melt. And, of course, spring is the season for hunting the elusive fiddlehead fern, which, for generations, has been turned into scrumptious buttery dishes.
With famous fall foliage and spectacular summers, every season is worth exploring in New Hampshire, so get out and enjoy the great Granite State!
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Did you know these fun facts about New Hampshire?
- THE MEETINGHOUSE BELL in historic Hancock was made by Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere.
- THE OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN was a series of cliff ledges that looked like a face. It collapsed in 2003 but still exists on the state quarter!
- JANUARY 5, 1776: New Hampshire is the first state to declare independence from Britain—six months before the Declaration of Independence is signed.
- MARCH 1870: New Hampshire’s first female lawyer, Marilla Ricker, is the state’s first woman to attempt to vote; she keeps trying for the next 50 years.
- SAINT-GAUDENS HISTORIC SITE This site preserves the home of one of the country’s top sculptors. In 1907 he designed the $20 gold coin.
- SETH MEYERS b.1973 This Emmy-winning Saturday Night Live funnyman grew up in Bedford.
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~