From Pie Town to Yum Yum by Debbie Herman
Weird and Wacky Place Names Across the United States

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From Pie Town to Yum Yum: Weird and Wacky Place Names Across the United States [Paperback]
 

About Debbie Herman

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Debbie Herman is a feature writer for "Babaganewz magazine and has written for the "New Millennium Children's Dictionary CD-ROM. She is a former elementary school teacher with an MA in special education. She lives in New York City. Sheila Bailey has illustrated more than 26 children's books, including "Spaghetti and Peas; "Special People, Special Ways; "The Wizard and King Whifflegroan; and "The Wonderful Story of Edgar Elf. Her work has appeared in "Fine Cooking magazine, "Forbes, and "The "Oregonian. She lives in Redwood City, California.
 
Published September 1, 2011 by Kane/Miller Book Publishers. 107 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Children's Books.

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Maps are a hotbed for artistic expression, but—except for the cover, which allows for color—Goldman’s maps feel anemic (the place names under discussion are not located on her state maps), scratchy and overly whimsical, with accompanying line drawings that are arbitrary or in anxiously eccentric ...

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Though the explanations are often more pedestrian than the names—Disco, Ill., derives from the “discus-shaped valley” in which the town resides, and Home, Kans., was named after the post office—trivia hunters ought to enjoy the book’s irreverent spirit, echoed by Goldman’s energetic p...

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Other times, conflicting theories exist, and it’s difficult, at times, impossible, to determine which is most accurate.” This look at America’s toponymy, or study of place names, combines the origin and meaning of a place name with the geography, history, and folklore, providing a peek of a plac...

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