E is for Empire



by Ann E. Burg

E is for Empire: A New York State Alphabet. 

Illustrated by Maureen K. Brookfield. 

Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, 2003.


             A tour of NY history and geography, from A to Z.  This is one of a series of the whole fifty states.


Good Points:

  • Beautiful watercolor illustrations.
  • A real wide variety of historical, geographical, and cultural points.
  • Water features prominently in many illustrations and in the poem itself.


Other Notes:

  • W is for World Trade Center.
  • M is for Apple Muffin Gang (a group of students who petitioned their representatives and had a law passed).
  • H is for Hudson, N for Niagara.


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