G is for Golden: A California Alphabet

G is for Golden: A California Alphabet


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Columnist David Domeniconi has researched close-to-home topics for his new book, G is for Golden: A California Alphabet. This is David's first children's book and it contains 40 pages of entertaining and educational facts about California. David captures California on so many fronts - its natural history, social sciences, inventors, and even its forty-niners. On the T is for Television page, the reader discovers Philo Farnsworth, a 21-year-old farmer who gleaned the idea to transmit the world's first television picture by looking at the patterns in the rows he had plowed in his field. Another California first was the creation of the United Nations Charter, signed by representatives of 50 countries at the San Francisco Opera House in 1945. Readers of G is for Golden also learn about the world's largest find of Ice Age fossils at the La Brea Tar Pits, the 21 missions that line El Camino Real, Cesar Chavez's vision, and Rodia's Watts Towers. The series employs a two-tiered approach to reach all students from Pre-K through 4th grade. A rhyme for each letter of the alphabet captures the attention of younger readers, while older students read the expository text on the same page and gain a richer understanding of the topic. About the Author: David Domeniconi is a third generation San Franciscan. He graduated from San Francisco State College with a degree in Anthropology, and studied creative writing at San Francisco State College. His illustrated travel column, "Travelog," is a regular feature in the Santa Barbara News Press. About the Illustrator: California native Pam Carroll was a finalist in Artist's Magazine's Still Life category for the past two years. Her distinct style of realism and appealing use of light creates an enchanting visual experience for children. G is for Golden is Pam's fourth children's book with Sleeping Bear Press.

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ISBN-13: 9781585360451
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date: 03/01/2002
Series: Discover America State by State
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 342,631
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 4.92(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 4 - 10 Years

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G Is for Golden: A California Alphabet 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
odonnell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing alphabet book which takes the reader from Alcatraz to Zorro and introduces readers to California's facts, symbols, and history. The main story is told in simple rhyme, but the margins of the pages have a lot of historical tidbits. Pam Carroll's illustrations are excellent too and will help students learn a lot about California.
mulstad07 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an informational book that is good for students at the intermediate level or even middle school level.It is an informational book because it has real facts about California and the pictures in it display real places in California.There are no characters in the book because it is mostly talking about the state of California. It does not really have a plot, therefore, it is very difficult to have any deep characters at all.The setting of this book is all over California. This is important to the book because it describes so many different things in the state.
Westfamily More than 1 year ago
Cute book. We love the A is for America on as well. I wasn't thrilled with the evolutionary references though.