Heart of Texas by Laura Krauss Melmed
A Lone Star ABC

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Welcome to Texas—home of cowboys, cattle, and NASA—where "Friendship" is the motto folks live by. Remember the Alamo, where a brave Army fought against Santa Anna; visit Big Bend National Park and try to spot a Bear; and go to the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame to discover the women who Conquered the Old West. Celebrate Texas in this alphabetical tour from Laura Krauss Melmed and Frané Lessac, the bestselling duo who brought us Capital! Washington D.C. from A to Z and New York, New York! The Big Apple from A to Z.

With a treasure trove of facts and bright, bold art, this rootin'-tootin', rip-roarin' tribute to the Lone Star State will have readers shouting "Yee-haw!"


About Laura Krauss Melmed

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Laura Krauss Melmed is author of Capital! Washington D.C. from A to Z and New York, New York! The Big Apple from A to Z, also illustrated by FranÉ Lessac; I Love You As Much . . . , illustrated by Henri Sorensen; and the critically acclaimed The Rainbabies, illustrated by Jim LaMarche. She lives with her husband in Washington, D.C.
Published April 21, 2009 by HarperColl. 48 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books.

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Totally unsystematic, seldom better than superficial and sometimes trivial or jejune (A is for Alamo: “Santa Anna was a good soldier but a cruel, hated commander”), this joins the three (at least) other Texas ABCs that are currently available in having little to offer beyond regional interest.

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