Synopses & Reviews
Knowledge at your fingertips FANDEX(tm) continues! Combining 50 individually die-cut cards with full-color illustrations plus hundreds of intriguing facts, statistics, and trivia, each FANDEX FAMILY FIELD GUIDE is a hand-held deck of information. Now adding to the series are four new titles. MYTHOLOGY: Illustrated by artwork through the centuries, here are the tales and legends of the ancient Greek and Roman world, from the Mt. Olympus pantheon to the depths of the Minotaur's labyrinth. BIRDS: With its large images, bright colors, and die-cut profiles, the bird and the bird card could almost be one and the same, making this the ideal way to identify 47 wild birds in North America. 50 STATES: It's a portable, information-filled atlas of the United States, with customs and culture, natural wonders and treasures of all 50 states plus Washington D.C. CIVIL WAR: An illustrated cultural history of the Civil War, told through the stories of the men and women who lived and fought it, and the battles, accoutrements, issues, and events that defined it. Also available are the titles which launched this remarkable series, including: CATS-a celebration of America's 1 pet, containing a complete guide to each breed's appearance and temperament; DOGS-the top breeds, with vital stats, temperament, breed history, and trivia; PRESIDENTS-all about America's 42 Presidents, from George Washington to William Jefferson Clinton; and TREES-the easiest tree identification guide ever created, plus a cultural history of the trees of America's forests and backyards. 94,000 copies in print.
Combining 50 individually die-cut cards with full-color illustrations, plus hundreds of intriguing facts, stories, statistics, and trivia, Fandex is the newest breakthrough in information-packed, family publishing.
50 States: It's a portable, information-filled atlas of the United States. Alabama's hospitality. Texas' feistiness. Alaska's frontier spirit. California's innovation. More than just capitals, mottoes, and state birds and flowers, 50 States is a fresh collection of in-depth profiles featuring customs and culture, personalities and anecdotes, natural wonders and treasures, state by state (including Washington, D.C. ). Taken together, it's a guide that weaves a rich mosaic of the United States. Includes custom-designed maps.
Bringing America to your fingertips, Fandex presents a field guide to the 50 states plus the District of Columbia. Which is the only state with a tropical rain forest? Which state sparked the civil rights movement? Which two states entered the Union on the same day, and which was bought from a single family for the bargain price of $6,000? Illustrated with full-color, custom-designed maps and featuring nicknames, capitals, mottoes, emblems, anecdotes and natural treasures, it's a rich mosaic of the United States.
A portable, information-filled atlas of the United States, with customs and culture, natural wonders and treasures of all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. Individually die-cut cards are the perfect tools for learning and identifying each of our great states.
About the Author
Thomas J. Craughwell is an author and problem solver. He traced the evolution of Manhattan urban legends (Alligators in the Sewer); sorted out fact from fiction in old wives tales (Do Blue Bedsheets Bring Babies?); identified the patron saints of bloggers, vegetarians and hangovers (This Saint Will Change Your Life); and resurrected a long-forgotten story from 1876, when a gang of hapless Irish immigrant counterfeiters tried to kidnap the body of Abraham Lincoln--and almost got away with it (Stealing Lincoln's Body). Tom lives in Bethel, Connecticut.