The  50 States

The 50 States by Gabrielle Balkan

Explore the U.S.A. with 50 fact-filled maps!

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Format: Hardback, 112 Pages
ISBN: 9781847807113
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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! 

Page Plan

1 Title Page
2-3 USA country map/contents page
4-103 State maps
104-105 State flags
106-107 Historic events
108-109 Presidents
110-111 Index
112 Imprint

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. 

"Author Gabrielle Balkan's research and writing draws readers in with a fun mash-up of history, geography and pop culture, while Sol Linero's illustrations make every spread a delight."

"A great read to share with your young one. Bright and colorful, you'll enjoy it as much as they will!"

"Open the large formatted book and explore the United States. Each state (and the District of Columbia) is presented handsome, colorful, and highly informative maps to create a memorable journey."

"A colorful introduction to the 50 states....an above-average title on a popular topic, and state trivia enthusiasts will find it entertaining and useful." -"

"Surprises abound in The 50 States, a splendid reference, coffee-table book and conversation starter for anyone, anywhere."

"The engaging, colorful pages, high interest facts, and intriguing material make this a volume that has appeal for a wide audience."

"A stylish atlas that evokes the character and diversity of the country, equally suitable for coffee tables or family vacations."

"A big, beautiful educational journey across the U.S."

"Readers will enjoy browsing this oversized and colorful atlas of the United States....will offer hours of browsing pleasure."

"When I first laid eyes on The 50 States, written and researched by Gabrielle Balkan and illustrated by Sol Linero, I absolutely had to have it because I think it's easily the most delightful book on the topic that I've ever seen."

"There are Tlingit nation canoes in Alaska, Walden Pond in Massachusetts, Harpers Ferry in West Virginia (but also the first pepperoni roll and first red-brick street; not all icons are serious business)."

"For Those Who Pride Themselves on Knowing Their State's Flower/Bird/Motto. A large-format atlas of the U.S., The 50 States is chock-full of interesting facts, trivia and history."

February 5, 2016
Four Quarto Children's titles have been named to the 2016 National Council for Social Studies and Children's Book Council Notable Social Studies Books for Young People List. The honored titles are The 50 States and Atlas of Adventures, from Wide Eyed Editions, and Dreams of Freedom and The Crow's Tale, from Frances Lincoln Children's Books. Read More.
March 18, 2015
Gabrielle Balkan, author of The 50 States, will appear on a panel on the Uptown Stage at BookExpoAmerica! The discussion on Nonfiction for Kids and Young Adults will take place May 29 during the annual trade show in New York, NY. Read More.
February 26, 2015
The 50 States and other upcoming titles by Wide Eyed Editions were featured on the four covers of Publishers Weekly on Feb. 23. Read More.