The Missouri Reader is sure to engage young readers of all ages. Small poems and symbols will interest the beginning reader, while longer prose sections and biographies will challenge advanced readers.
Using colorful illustrations and a variety of writing forms, The Missouri Reader showcases the state’s rich heritage and natural charms, as well as its place in American history. Poems, state symbols, and riddles engage beginning readers. Prose, biographies, and short stories challenge more advanced readers. Topics include a state pledge, early Native American culture, famous citizens, and a Reader Theatre performance piece. A timeline listing major events in state history is also included.
About the Author
Judy Young received her MA in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Tulsa and formerly worked in the public schools for 20 years. Her first book was published in 2001, and in 2004, Judy left the schools to fulfill her dream of writing full-time. A frequent speaker at schools, children’s lit fests and professional educational conferences, Judy’s firsthand experience in the schools makes her programs not only entertaining, but directly related to school curriculum.
About the Illustrator
K. L. (Kate) Darnell has illustrated all of the books in the Reader series, as well as a number of other books for Sleeping Bear Press. In addition to her work as an illustrator, Kate is an art instructor.
Published by Sleeping Bear Press, hardback, 2010. 96 pages. Full-color illustrations. Suggested reading level: ages 6-9.