C is for Cornhusker: A Nebraska Alphabet

 
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Arbor Day, Boys Town, and Kool-Aid® are just a few of the marks the Great Plains state of Nebraska has made on American culture. From the state's eastern border along the Missouri River, where Lewis and Clark embarked on the Corps of Discovery expedition, to the towering geologic landmarks of the west, chronicled in pioneers' journals, there are treasures to explore on each page of C is for Cornhusker: A Nebraska Alphabet.Rajean Luebs Shepherd was raised in Michigan and has a degree in elementary education from Central Michigan University. After graduating, she traveled the world for ten years with the international performing group Up With People. A substitute teacher, Rajean enjoys sharing her favorite children's books with her students. She lives with her family in North Platte, Nebraska. With over twenty years in commercial illustration, Sandy Appleoff's work has appeared in a range of venues from corporate advertising, to magazines to children's books to large-scale installation murals. She has taught at the Kansas City Art Institute and the Colorado Mountain College in Aspen. Currently she is teaching and working on an MFA in stage and costume design at the University of Kansas. Sandy lives on a farm in Falls City, Nebraska.

Details

Specifications

  • Dewey: 978.2
  • Graphics: Full-color illustrations
  • Hardcover (9781585361472): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2004, 07/21/2004
  • PDF (9781585367009): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2010, 10/01/2010
  • Hosted ebook (9781627533492): 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: 7.6
  • ATOS Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 80717
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects

Awards

  • Nebraska Children's Ag Book of the Year Award from the Nebraska Farm Bureau, Winner, 2006

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Contributors

Author: Rajean Luebs Shepherd

Rajean Luebs Shepherd was raised in Michigan and has a degree in elementary education from Central Michigan University. After graduating, she traveled the world for ten years with the international performing group Up With People. A substitute teacher, Rajean enjoys sharing her favorite children’s books with her students. She lives with her family in North Platte, Nebraska.

Illustrator: Sandy Appleoff

Illustration veteran Sandy Appleoff calls home a third-generation farm in Falls City, Nebraska. Currently she is teaching and working on an MFA in stage and costume design at the University of Kansas. For more than 20 years her work in commercial illustration has appeared in a range of venues from corporate advertising, to magazines, to children’s books to large-scale installation murals. Sandy’s teaching career has also included the Kansas City Art Institute and Colorado Mountain College in Aspen.

Sandy’s cover art is loosely based on Appleoff Acres and Sandy’s studio is at the bottom of the lane. The pride of Appleoff Acres was her grandparents’ Rhode Island Red chickens and Black Angus cattle. The gentleman on the cover started farming the land with Sandy’s grandfather and, coincidently, he also resembles her father.