P is for Palmetto: A South Carolina Alphabet
by Carol Crane
P is for Palmetto is a collection of evocative pages of watercolor that covers this beautiful southeastern state from A to Z. Carol Crane captures the diverse features of South Carolina with her flowing verse and solid expository text, while, within the images of Mary Whyte, you can almost envision yourself standing in the vast cotton fields and walking along the sandy shores of its stunning coastline. South Carolinians, young and old, will treasure P is for Palmetto and educators will find its two-tiered teaching format extremely useful in their classrooms.
- Dewey: 975.7
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585360475): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2003, 10/11/2002
- PDF (9781585366408): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2010, 10/15/2010
- Hosted ebook (9781627533126): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Subject: Geography, Language Arts
- Series: Discover America State by State
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 8
- ATOS Reading Level: 6.2
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 69315
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / State & Local (JNF025180)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / General (JNF038100)
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Author: Carol Crane
Lecturer and book reviewer Carol Crane was widely recognized by many schools and educators for her expertise in children's literature. She authored over twenty books for Sleeping Bear Press and conducted in-service seminars for teachers at many schools across the country. She also instituted a summer reading program for teachers and media specialists. Carol traveled extensively and spoke at state reading conventions across the United States and lived in Michigan, Florida and North Carolina, before passing away in 2018.
Illustrator: Mary Whyte
Mary Whyte has earned national recognition as both an artist and illustrator, exhibiting in such prestigious shows as the American Watercolor Society and the Allied Artists of America. Perhaps best known for her distinctive portraits, Whyte has traveled the country capturing personalities on canvas and paper. Whether of a child in a tree or a judge in official robes, Whyte's portraits grace hundreds of private homes, universities, and corporate collections. She is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. and conducts painting workshops across the country. She and her husband Smith Coleman own an art gallery in Charleston, S.C., near where they live.
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