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 Page2-3 USA country map/contents page4-103 State maps104-105 State flags106-107 Historic events108-109 Presidents110-111 Index112 Imprint
AuthorÂ GABRIELLE BALKANÂ has worked with Scholastic, Harper Collins and Penguin. She lives and works in New York.Â
IllustratorÂ SOL LINEROÂ lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her clients include Scholastic, Oprah magazine, Â Jamie Oliver Magazine and Wired.Â
"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."