Reviews for State-By-State Atlas
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2003 Fall
Arranged by region, each section starts off with an area map, a timeline, and some background information. Each state has a double-page spread with a topographic map, a small fact box, and photos with lengthy captions highlighting famous people, places, and events. The small, poorly placed maps, busy layout, and tiny print detract from the usefulness of this reference book. Ind. Copyright 2003 Horn Book Guide Reviews
School Library Journal Reviews 2004 March
Gr 4-8-This visually attractive guide to the states divides the nation into seven major regions. For each area, a short time line lists events as diverse as the Battle of Gettysburg and the completion of Mt. Rushmore. The spread for each state offers information on the bird, flower, tree, population, ranking in statehood, and land area. Two paragraphs of general description and history introduce the state, while additional bits of information in caption form are provided. A short profile of a historical figure or current celebrity is included, such as Madonna from Michigan and Susan B. Anthony from New York. Colorful maps, photos, and drawings alternate with the scattered text. As a supplemental source for state reports, this is an adequate work but most online encyclopedias or even state sites will provide more comprehensive information.-Eva Elisabeth VonAncken, Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.