New York is English, Chattanooga is Creek
Yes, you, looking at this book.
Who named you
whatever your name is?
This book invites you to a big party with lots and lots of relatives, near and far, from all over tha nation.
These relatives will be glad to meet YOU!
These places have illustrations to depict who they are, complete with the background of how the city got its name. Interesting concept.
The book begins with a list of characters (cities) and states the naming culture and the meaning of the name translated to English. I found this to be the most interesting part of the book and the story weaving all of their personalities together to be eh and a little repetitive.
Ink and watercolor illustrations are beautiful and really take into account the naming cultur ...more
However, all that changed when New York, who is English, decided to throw a party for all his friends...
Native Indians, the Americas.
drawings of states and different places in North America.
Nice lesson on how diverse America really is and what the names of states really mean.
Curricular or programming connections:
Geography display of names and their meanings in a library setting.
Chris Raschka is one of those people who knew from an early age what he wanted to be when he grew up. "It was never a question in my mind," ...more