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The Scrambled States of America

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

Macmillan Young Listeners

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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.
  • Laurie Keller
  • Lorelei King
    Lorelei King
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The Scrambled States of America

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

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