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Illustrator Rafael Lopez' whimsical folk-art is pure delight and the central feature of Our California. Accompanied by author Pam Munoz Ryan's charming rhymes, readers will tour the entire state of California from top to bottom while learning of its history and famous events. After the story concludes, additional details are provided about each city, including information about the Native Americans and Spanish who lived there. A page of state symbols is also included. 48 pages, softcover. Ages 6-9.
Re-illustrated and re-designed, OUR CALIFORNIA (previously CALIFORNIA, HERE WE COME!) is a lively tour of award-winning author Pam Muñoz Ryan's home state. Spirited poems celebrate California's major cities and regions. Backmatter includes state symbols and additional information about each place.
Bold paintings by illustrator Rafael López capture the spirit of the land.
Pam Muñoz Ryan is a native of California. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees at San Diego State University and she worked as a bilingual teacher and an early childhood administrator before dedicating herself full-time to writing. She wrote her first book at the age of 32 at the encouragement of a friend. She has written many picture books for young children and novels for older students. Pam lives in California with her husband and four children. She often speaks at schools and conferences about writing and literacy.