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Pioneer Dictionary from A to Z (AlphaBasiCs) [Paperback]

By Bobbie Kalman (Author), Jane Lewis (Author) & Jane Lewis (Joint Author)
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Item description for Pioneer Dictionary from A to Z (AlphaBasiCs) by Bobbie Kalman & Jane Lewis...

For each letter entry, children get a colorful picture of how North American pioneers lived and an overview of pioneer life and times in a user-friendly format.

Publishers Description
Bobbie Kalman's acclaimed Historic Communities Series provides a close-up view of how people lived more than two hundred years ago. Colorful photos, many taken by Bobbie Kalman herself at restored historic villages across the country, help support the fascinating information. Children will have fun learning about:
-- early homes and the settler community
-- what people wore and the crafts they made
-- how settlers made their living
-- how they spent their leisure time
-- the values, customs, and traditions of the early settlers

This beautiful and usefl book is a fascinating picture dictionary of the early pioneers' way of life and the often curious items they used. Each letter features a number of entries to give children a broad overview of pioneer life. Includes such items as:
-- abacus
-- cuspidor
-- knickers
-- pemmican
-- zoetrope
-- and many more

Citations And Professional Reviews
Pioneer Dictionary from A to Z (AlphaBasiCs) by Bobbie Kalman & Jane Lewis has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • School Library Journal - 05/01/2000 page 162

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Crabtree Publishing Company
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.74" Width: 8.35" Height: 0.18"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 31, 2000
Publisher   Crabtree Publishing Company
Age  6-9
Edition  New  
ISBN  0865054207  
ISBN13  9780865054202  

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More About Bobbie Kalman & Jane Lewis

Bobbie Kalman Bobbie Kalman is the award-winning author of more than 400 non-fiction books. She established herself as a leading author in children’s non-fiction in the 1980’s and 90’s with two acclaimed series about pioneer life, The Early Settler Life Series (15 titles) and The Historic Communities Series (31 titles), both published by Crabtree Publishing. She has created many of Crabtree’s most popular series, which also include The Native Nations of North America Series (19 titles), The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures Series (93 titles), and The Science of Living Things Series (32 titles), among others.

Born in Hungary in 1947, Bobbie and her family escaped to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. A former teacher, Bobbie Kalman taught at both the elementary and secondary levels. She also spent several years working as an educational consultant for several publishing companies. Bobbie holds degrees in English, Psychology, and Education. She is married and has four children and three grandchildren.

Although best known for her non-fiction, Bobbie’s newest book is autobiographical. Released in September, 2006, Refugee Child is the account of Bobbie and her family’s escape from Hungary when she was just nine years old. Written to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution in October of 2006, the book is told from the perspective of a young girl.

Bobbie Kalman was born in 1947.

Bobbie Kalman has published or released items in the following series...
  1. ABCs of the Natural World
  2. Alphabasics
  3. Animal Family Adventures
  4. Colonial People
  5. Crabapples
  6. Crabtree Visual Dictionaries
  7. Earth's Endangered Animals (Paperback)
  8. Historic Communities (Paperback)
  9. Introducing Habitats
  10. It's Fun to Learn about Baby Animals (Paperback)
  11. Lands, Peoples, & Cultures (Paperback)
  12. Life Cycle of A...(Paperback)
  13. Life in the Old West
  14. Native Nations of North America (Paperback)
  15. Nature's Changes
  16. Science of Living Things (Paperback)
  17. Sports in Action (Paperback)
  18. Spotlight on My Country
  19. Vehicles on the Move

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > 1800s
3Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > Colonial & Revolutionary
4Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Explore the World > General
6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Explore the World
7Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Science > General
8Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Science > Sociology
9Books > Subjects > Children > Reference & Nonfiction > Dictionaries
10Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8
11Books > Subjects > Reference > Dictionaries & Thesauruses > Science

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An educational and enjoyable read for the whole family.  Sep 25, 2004
omg this book was like SO SILLY!!!!! i couldnt stop laughing!!!!!!!!when da cow was turned into a puttle of maple syrup by da cowboy,i was rolling on the floor laughing!!!!!!!!!!! its a great book!!!!! u g2 read it!!!! u gotta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was SO FUNNY!!!!!!!!!

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