Series Title: Discover America State by State (Hardcover)
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Age Range: 9-12 years
Book theme: United States, State & Local
Author: Pamela Duncan Edwards
Street Date: September 30, 2005
Item Number (DPCI): 247-64-6296
< p>From Arlington National Cemetery (once part of Robert E. Lee'shomestead) to magnificent Monticello, Virginia has always had aprominent place in American history. Jamestown, Williamsburg, and even the Pentagon are just a few of the many places highlightedin < I>O is for Old Dominion< /I>. Readers will also be introduced to such historymakers as George Washington, Patrick Henry, and Booker T. Washington.< P>Pamela Duncan Edwards came from England to live in Virginia twenty years ago andfell in love with her new home. Pamela was a children's librarian before becoming theauthor of nearly twenty-five picture books. She thinks Virginia is the most beautiful stateand hopes she will live there forever. Pamela makes her home in Vienna, Virginia.< P>Artist Troy Howell has had a prolific career as a children's book illustrator, with countlessbooks to his credit. He received his formal art education from the Art Center in Los Angelesand the Illustrators' Workshops in New York. Troy lives in Falmouth, Virginia.