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A turtle's shell, an etched rock, a false morel, a trout lily--all inspire a closer look, a chance to see A to Z in Minnesota's natural scenes. Full color.



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Look at the natural world around you. Closer now. Can you find the letter "A" in a jumble of tree roots, the letter "I" in a cattail, the letter "O" in a bird's nest? Joe Rossi traveled the state in search of all the letters of the alphabet, photographing scenes from Granite Falls to Chippewa National Forest, from Bemidji to St. Paul. Turn these pages and see what he found: does his imagination match yours?

The plants and animals and rocks in Joe's pictures can teach us a lot about Minnesota's natural world: Did you know that Native Americans used the fluffy down from cattails to pad diapers and moccasins (here, the letter "I")? Or that the American white pelican (letter "J") teams up to herd fish--its dinner--into shallow water? Or that the name Minnesota means "sky-colored water" (letter "H")?

Celebrated children's book author David LaRochelle takes readers on an adventure inspired by this natural alphabet and encourages everyone to look more closely at what treasures the outdoors holds.

All across this wondrous state

Letters A through Z await! . . .

Zig and zagging, great and grand

Letters made by nature's hand.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.7 Inches (H) x 11.2 Inches (W) x .41 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.14 Pounds
Suggested Age: 3-7 Years
Number of Pages: 48
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Concepts
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2010
TCIN: 12882890
UPC: 9780873518086
Item Number (DPCI): 248-52-2518
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.41 inches length x 11.2 inches width x 8.7 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.14 pounds
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