Butler, Dori. M is for Minnesota. Illustrated by Janice Lee Porter. University of Minnesota Press, 1998. $16.95. 32 pp. A 3+ NF Reviewed by Suzanne Ostvig Describing Minnesota from letters A to Z, this book shows the magnificence of the land of 10,000 lakes. Colorful pictures on each page make the book fun, from young children wading in the Mississippi River to children helping in the pumpkin patch. By discussing topics such as the first open-heart surgery in 1952, the birthplace of Charles Lindbergh, where the mouth of the Mississippi River begins, and interesting facts about the bald eagle, such as that their nests weigh over 2,000 pounds, this book proves to be very informative. Who could write and illustrate the book better than Butler and Porter, who have both lived in Minnesota? For anyone who is a native Minnesotan or has visited the gopher state, this book is sure to bring smiles and fun memories. Who doesn’t remember hearing of or visiting Ft. Snelling? What about the excitement of the Mississippi River or going to one of the zoos? This book is fun for all!
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