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Pioneer Life from A to Z (Alphabasics) [Paperback]

By Bobbie Kalman (Author)
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Item description for Pioneer Life from A to Z (Alphabasics) by Bobbie Kalman...

This colorful picture dictionary looks at the life of the hardworking pioneers who settled America. Intriguing objects such as spiders, niddy noddies and hackles that were used by the pioneers are featured. Full color.

Publishers Description
Lavishly illustrated with artwork and amazing photographs, Alphabasics are a combination of ABC books and picture dictionaries. Each book names an object for each letter and gives fascinating information on topics that are fresh and appealing to children.
-- an entire page explores one subject and its related topics
-- lavish illustrations and photographs help provide further information
-- entertaining and informative facts

This colorful picture dictionary looks at the life of the hardworking pioneers who settled this land. Detailed illustrations show intriguing objects in the context of their use and help describe such old-fashioned traditions as how butter was made by hand with a wooden churn and how wool was made into clothing. Some of the fascinating items used by the pioneers include:
-- ear trumpet
-- rag rug
-- yoke
-- zoetrope, and more

Citations And Professional Reviews
Pioneer Life from A to Z (Alphabasics) by Bobbie Kalman has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1998
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1997

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Crabtree Publishing Company
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 8.5" Height: 11"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 1997
Publisher   Crabtree Publishing Company
Age  6-9
ISBN  0865054061  
ISBN13  9780865054066  

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More About Bobbie Kalman

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 > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Science > Customs, Traditions, Anthropology
5Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8

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My students loved this!  Dec 3, 1999
I am an elementary school teacher who is in the midst of a pioneer unit with my students. I used this book during oral literature one day and my students were quite interested in the contents of this book. We all learned something new!

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