The Scrambled States of America Talent Show

By Laurie Keller
(Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805079975, 40pp.)

Publication Date: August 5, 2008

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Those wacky scrambled states are back. This time they've come together for a spectacular show featuring their many goofball talents. But just when Indiana (the director) is about to call "SHOWTIME ," Georgia gets a bad case of stage fright and can't perform in her juggling act. Will the show go on, or will it be curtains?

In this winning companion to "The Scrambled States of America," young readers will revel in the madcap adventure and silly antics all while learning interesting facts about states and geography.

"The Scrambled States of America Talent Show" is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author
Laurie Keller is the acclaimed author-illustrator of "Do Unto Otters", "Arnie, the Doughnut", "The Scrambled States of America", and "Open Wide: Tooth School Inside", among numerous others. She grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, and always loved to draw, paint and write stories. She earned a B.F.A. at Kendall College of Art and Design, then worked at Hallmark as a greeting card illustrator for seven-and-a-half years, until one night she got an idea for a children's book. She quit her job, moved to New York City, and soon had published her first book. She loved living in New York, but she has now returned to her home state, where she lives in a little cottage in the woods on the shore of Lake Michigan.
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