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New York Is English, Chattanooga Is Creek. (Richard Jackson Books…

by Chris Raschka

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Interesting book about the various cities in states in the U.S. and of their origins of how they got their names. The illustrations are great too. ( )
  TeresaCruz | Nov 10, 2014 |
this book is great to introduce the cities and states of America. The colorful and eye popping illustrations will intice students to ask questions ( )
  ktankers | Oct 2, 2013 |
Chris Rashka's clever tale of the meanings and origins of some of America's major cities uses play-on-words and partial rhythmic verses to educate and entertain the reader. His illustrative apporach is fun and lively, which matches the book's premise of personified cities having a party together. ( )
  edeidrich | Nov 17, 2012 |
Tongue twister for sure but very delightful. Take a tour around the United States and learn the meaning of some famous cities. The illustrations alone are worth a look at this book. ( )
  Krguarisco | Nov 13, 2012 |
New York is English, Chattanooga is Creek is a creative revealing of the United States’ cities and their names’ meanings. Each of the cities is personified as a guest at a party in which personalities and characteristics are revealed to represent how the city got its name. I found the book and its illustrations to be original and imaginative, but at times difficult to follow. For example, “Minneapolis, part Sioux. Minneapolis, part Greek. Greek polis means city. Now, Minnea comes from Minnehaha, means water falling not water laughing, ha ha.” The sentence structure offers a complicated, and sometimes disjointed, explanation to the reader. ( )
  elizabethhart | Nov 12, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689846002, Hardcover)

Suppose you are a

CITY.

Yes, you, looking at this book.

Who named you

SANTA FE,

or

PORTLAND,

or

TOMBSTONE,

or

whatever your name is?

This book invites you to a big party with lots and lots of relatives, near and far, from all over tha nation.

These relatives will be glad to meet YOU!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:02:57 -0400)

New York City, though a bit boastful, decides to throw a party to make new friends of other unique cities like Chattanooga and Minneapolis.

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