S is for Silver: A Nevada Alphabet

 
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From the man-made glitter of the Las Vegas strip to the natural splendor of Lake Tahoe, Nevada's riches go beyond the silver and gold found in Virginia City. S is for Silver showcases the hardy wildlife (the Desert Bighorn Sheep and the desert tortoise) and even hardier pioneers (the builders of the Hoover Dam) who shaped Nevada's landscape and character. Eleanor Coerr began her professional life as a newspaper reporter and editor of a column for children. She taught children's literature at Monterey Peninsula College and creative writing at Chapman College in California. Eleanor has written children's books, lectured, and visited schools across the United States and abroad. Her previous children's books include Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and The Big Balloon Race. Darcie Park was born and raised in Long Beach, California, and started drawing when she was five years old. She graduated with a BFA in illustration form California State University, Long Beach. She started her freelance illustration career in college and illustrated her first children's book, The Reluctant Dragon, her first year out of college. Darcie makes her home in Lake Tahoe.

Details

Specifications

  • Dewey: 979.3
  • Graphics: Full-color illustrations
  • Hardcover (9781585361175): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2005, 08/20/2004
  • PDF (9781585366972): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2010, 10/01/2010
  • Hosted ebook (9781627533331): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
  • Subject: Geography, Language Arts
  • Series: Discover America State by State

Leveling

  • Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 8
  • ATOS Reading Level: 6.6
  • ATOS Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 82904
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0

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Author: Eleanor Coerr

Eleanor Coerr began her professional life as a newspaper reporter and editor of a column for children. She taught children’s literature at Monterey Peninsula College and creative writing at Chapman College in California. Eleanor went on to write children’s books, lecturing and visiting schools across the United States and abroad. Her children’s books include Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and The Big Balloon Race.

Illustrator: Darcie Park

Darcie Park was born and raised in Long Beach, California, and started drawing when she was five years old. She graduated with a BFA in illustration form California State University, Long Beach. She started her freelance illustration career in college and illustrated her first children’s book, “The Reluctant Dragon,” her first year out of college. Darcie makes her home in Lake Tahoe.