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Greetings From The 50 States: How They Got Their Names

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Did you ever wonder how your state got its name?

From Alabama to Wyoming, GREETINGS FROM THE 50 STATES covers the origin of each state's name, official and unofficial nicknames, and the year it was granted statehood. Behind each state's name is a story of how Americans felt about the land they settled, how they connected to its history and geography, and how they recognized
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Hardcover, 112 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Scholastic Nonfiction
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Suzanne
Distilled into digestible nuggets, this book is an easy one-hour read and sells exactly what the title implies.

Each state receives a one-page spread covering both its name and nickname origins. With a few exceptions, most every state name is attributable to either 1) the monarch, discoverer, or politician associated with said state or 2) a Native American or Spanish word often bastardized to the point of silliness.

Sidebars denote the year and the order each state was admitted to the union.

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Tierra Garr
This a great book for children to learn quickly about the different states we have. It's filled with colorful pictures and facts about each state.
Angie
I really enjoyed this book! I've always wondered about how the states got their names. I know...I'm a nerd!!! Cool little book!
Jennybug
This is a good book for children to study the States with.

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Heather
this would be a good book to use for State Reports
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Sheila Keenan earned a Master of Arts degree in English literature from the University of Massachusetts, and has continued studies in comparative religion and history. She is the author of fiction and nonfiction, including The Scholastic Encyclopedia of Women in the United States, which was hailed as “lively and visually exciting” by Booklist and was selected as a Notable Trade Book in the Field o ...more
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