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The Beaver State was considered the promised land for thousands of travelers at the end of the Oregon Trail and it's so much more--Pacific Coast state, home to Mount Hood, and the beautifully colored Kiger mustangs. Authors Marie and Roland Smith weave rhyming text with informative state facts taking readers through the alphabet beginning with Astoria, a fort built long ago, to a taste of marionberries and the state beverage, milk. Discover the City of Roses and the capital, Salem. Finish this wonderful journey at the 100-year-old Oregon Zoo.
Traverse through the hemlocks, ferry between the islands, or take in the scent of fresh picked apples with authors Marie and Roland Smith in E is for Evergreen: A Washington Alphabet. This children's pictorial provides a fascinating journey through our 42nd state--the only state to be named after a president. Beginning readers will enjoy the simple rhymes and vivid illustrations while older children discover many detailed facts in the sidebar expository. Washington natives and visitors alike will enjoy learning why the Peace Arch spans two countries and what role folklore tells us Paul Bunyan played. Find out what began in Spokane in 1910 and which important city was once known as Black Bear Place.
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