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A Tallgrass Prairie Alphabet

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
This volume presents the wildlife of the American prairie in text and illustrations.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by University Of Iowa Press
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Joanne G.
May 23, 2014 Joanne G. rated it liked it
I loved the illustrations which looked like woodcuts--a favorite art form of mine--but were actually done with scratchboard. The topic of flora and fauna found in the tallgrass prairie is also close to my heart. However, the book failed, in my estimation, as an alphabet book by naming items that were unpronounceable or recognizable to children. An alphabet book should have simple words and easily identifiable objects. My husband has lived on the prairie for 65 years, and even he has never seen a ...more
Sep 12, 2015 Amy rated it really liked it
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Nice artwork and nature vocabulary. A read it a couple times, but it wasn't a favorite.
Edward Sullivan
Jul 19, 2015 Edward Sullivan rated it really liked it
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Lovely woodcut illustrations.
May 12, 2016 Kristine rated it liked it
Beautiful illustrations!
May 09, 2008 Bethany rated it it was amazing
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Claudia McGehee's alphabet, based on the flora and fauna of the tallgrass prairie, comes alive with her beautiful scratchboard and watercolor illustrations that include rewarding details for observant readers. A glossary at the end, briefly describing each of the plants and animals listed, offers more information about prairie wildlife and gives readers fodder for further exploration.
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