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By Roberta T. Herrin

This finished bibliography comprises books written approximately or set in Appalachia from the 18th century to the current. Titles characterize the full zone as outlined through the Appalachian local fee, together with parts of thirteen states stretching from southern ny to northern Mississippi. The bibliography is prepared in alphabetical order via writer, and every name is followed via an annotation, such a lot of which come with composite stories and important analyses of the paintings. All vintage genres of kid's literature are represented.

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Includes an index, bibliography, and notes. Belton, Sandra From Miss Ida’s Porch, illus. by Floyd Cooper. New York: Macmillan, 1993. 3–6 Sandra Belton, born in Bluefield, West Virginia, sets her first book on Miss Ida’s front porch, on Church Street. It is a summer evening, and the children have gathered round to listen to the adults reminisce, telling stories about the days of Jim Crow laws, Duke Ellington, and Marian Anderson. “In an easy conversational style which is layered with rich, descriptive language, the author successfully blends together fact and fiction” (Horn Book, Dec.

Beebe, Burdetta F. Appalachian Elk, illus. by James Ralph Johnson. New York: McKay, 1962. 5–up Told from the perspective of forest ranger Dave Beebe, this is the biography of one elk, Smoky, in Virginia’s Jefferson National Forest. The 28 • Beecher writing is solid, but the narrative stalls amid details of forestry, wildlife, reintroduction of native species, and park management, and the author frequently attributes human thoughts and qualities to Smoky. On the other hand, patient readers who can overlook these weaknesses will come away from the book with a wealth of knowledge.

Bice, David A. The Legend of John Henry, the Steel Driving Man, illus. by Larry Pauley. Charleston, WV: Jalamap, 1980. ” Nevertheless, Bice tells succinctly the story of John Henry and explains the exact function of the “steel drivin’ man” as well as the drill. ” The basic information of building a railroad “a long time ago” is solid and useful. Pauley’s illustrations clarify the text but do not add interest or action to the story. A version of the “Ballad of John Henry” is included. (RH) Mad Anne Bailey, illus.

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