M is for Mayflower: A Massachusetts Alphabet
by Margot Theis Raven
"M is for Mayflower" is a wonderful addition to our series of state alphabet books, as Raven's sparkling verse and illuminating expository text are matched perfectly with Jeannie Brett's bright illustrations.This pictorial celebrates the treasures of the Bay State, and educates as it entertains elementary-aged New Englanders. Older readers will appreciate the guided tour through Massachusetts' history, and will learn more about their unique home. Where else could you find John F. Kennedy, Emily Dickinson, and Walden's Henry David Thoreau sharing the spotlight with Roxbury Puddingstones and the Quabbin Reservoir? Only in "M is for Mayflower."
- Dewey: 974.4
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585360727): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2003, 10/16/2002
- PDF (9781585366989): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2010, 10/01/2010
- Hosted ebook (9781627533232): 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: 6.7
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 69313
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / State & Local (JNF025180)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / General (JNF038100)
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Author: Margot Theis Raven
A national award-winning author and speaker, Margot Theis Raven’s long professional career includes writing in the fields of radio, television, magazines, newspapers and children’s books. She has more than 1,000 published articles to her name and nine children’s picture books.
Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot, Margot’s first book with Sleeping Bear Press, was a 2003 Children’s Choice award winner from the International Reading Association. Margot’s books bridge generations of readers through the belief that the worst of times can bring out the best in people and are often set against powerful backdrops such as World War II or America’s Civil Rights period.
Illustrator: Jeannie Brett
Jeannie enjoys visiting elementary schools around New England, sharing with both students and educators her original artwork, her love of the natural world and her excitement about the process of illustrating and writing children’s books. Jeannie studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She lives in York, Maine, with her husband Greg, and their three children, Gregory, Sophie, and Lee. They share their home with a horse named Bailey, a wonderful Newfoundland, Cali, and two enormous cats (brothers) Macaroni and Tortellini.
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