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The Scrambled States of America Talent Show

The Scrambled States of America Talent Show

Laurie Keller; illustrations by Laurie Keller

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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Those wacky scrambled states are back. This time they've come together for a spectacular show featuring their many goofball talents. But just when Indiana (the director) is about to call SHOWTIME!, Georgia gets a bad case of stage fright and can't perform in her juggling act. Will the show go on, or will it be curtains?

In this winning companion to The Scrambled States of America, young readers will revel in the madcap adventure and silly antics all while learning interesting facts about states and geography. This title has Common Core connections.

The Scrambled States of America Talent Show is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Praise for The Scrambled States of America Talent Show

“* Keller is once again guilty of transporting laughter across state lines.” —Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review

“This exuberant geographical jamboree will definitely leave readers in a state.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This amusing geography-inspired picture book is a fine companion to The Scrambled States of America.” —Booklist

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About the author

Laurie Keller; illustrations by Laurie Keller

Laurie Keller is the acclaimed author-illustrator of Do Unto Otters, Arnie, the Doughnut, The Scrambled States of America, and Open Wide: Tooth School Inside, among numerous others. She grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, and always loved to draw, paint and write stories. She earned a B.F.A. at Kendall College of Art and Design, then worked at Hallmark as a greeting card illustrator for seven-and-a-half years, until one night she got an idea for a children's book. She quit her job, moved to New York City, and soon had published her first book. She loved living in New York, but she has now returned to her home state, where she lives in a little cottage in the woods on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Laurie Keller

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