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The Scrambled States of America

The Scrambled States of America

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

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07/21/2009

ISBN: 9781427207319

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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.

This title has Common Core connections.

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

Reviews

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.” —Kirkus Reviews

In the Press

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

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

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.

LORELEI KING'S many awards include the 2008 Audie Award for Female Solo Narration for Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas, the Radio Times performer of the Year for The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood, and AudioFile Earphones Awards for Eleven on Top and Twelve Sharp, both by Janet Evanovich. AudioFile also deemed her one of the "Best Voices of 2008."

Laurie Keller

Lorelei King