The Scrambled States of America

Laurie Keller; Illustrated by the author; Read by Lorelei King, Oliver Wyman and Cast

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At the first annual "states party," Virginia and Idaho hatch a plan to swap spots so each can see another part of the country. Before the party is over, all the states decide to switch places.

In the beginning, every state is happy in its new location. But soon things start to go wrong. Florida, who switches spots with Minnesota, is freezing in the frosty northern climate, and Minnesota hasn't brought sunscreen and is getting an awful sunburn. Will the states ever unscramble themselves and return to their proper places?

Packed with madcap humor and whimsical illustrations, this quirky story--starring all fifty states--is chock-full of introductory facts and silly antics that will make learning geography as much fun as taking a vacation.

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Praise for The Scrambled States of America

"Charming."
--The New York Times
 
"It's hard to imagine a more engaging (or comical) way to learn the 50 states and their locations than in this auspicious debut from Keller."
--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
 
"Will elicit laughs from all those who thought geography was boring."
--Kirkus Reviews
 
"A wacky and absolutely painless look at geography."
--School Library Journal

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Children's Review: The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller / Author Henry Holt & Company $17.95 (40p) ISBN 978-0-8050-5802-4
It's hard to imagine a more engaging (or comical) way to learn the 50 states and their locations than in this auspicious debut from Keller. Dorothy may have thought there's no place like home when she
- Publishers Weekly

THE SCRAMBLED STATES OF AMERICA by Laurie Keller, Laurie Keller | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of THE SCRAMBLED STATES OF AMERICA . Imagine the states, Kansas, California, Ohio, and all the rest, as people with toothy grins, ping-pong balls for eyes, pipe cleaner limbs, and full-blown personalities.
- Kirkus Reviews


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About the Author

Laurie Keller; Illustrated by the author; Read by Lorelei King, Oliver Wyman and Cast

Laurie Keller is a designer and fine artist, and the illustrator of Marty Frye, Private Eye, by Janet Tashjian. Ms. Keller makes her picture-book debut with The Scrambled States of America.

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The Scrambled States of America
Laurie Keller; Illustrated by the author; Read by Lorelei King, Oliver Wyman and Cast

Award

CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), IRA-CBC Children's Choices, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
July 2009
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427207319
ISBN10: 1427207313
Audio Run Time: 31
Age Range: 7 to 10
Grade Range: 2 to 5
$5.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
October 1998
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805058024
ISBN10: 0805058028
Picture Book
10 x 10 inches, 36 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 7 to 10
Grade Range: 2 to 5
$17.95

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
April 2002
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805068313
ISBN10: 0805068317
Picture Book
10 x 10 inches, 40 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 7 to 10
Grade Range: 2 to 5
$7.95
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