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M is for Mitten, A Michigan Alphabet

Sleeping Bear Press  |  1999  |  40 pages

Where was the first mile of highway paved? Who was the 38th President of the United States? What is the nation's most remote National Park? What was the first bottled soda pop in this country? Find the answers to these questions and many more in M is for Mitten: A Michigan Alphabet. Authors Annie Appleford and Kathy-jo Wargin teamed up to write M is for Mitten: A Michigan Alphabet to acquaint children with the most important people, places and items that have helped mold Michigan into the tremendous state it is.

Kids can climb an Evergreen tree, hop on the back of a Robin, fly with him of the Mackinac Bridge through the Upper Peninsula for a visit to Isle Royale, before going to Detroit to drink Vernor's and then to Battle Creek to eat Kellogg's cereal. A Michigan Alphabet is an all expense paid trip from shore to shore through the Great Lakes State, and you won't need a map - just look at your hand!


M is for Mitten: A Michigan Alphabet is one of my Michigan favorites. It’s a creative and imaginative way to young children about the wonders of our state. It not only helps them learn the alphabet, but also instills, at an early age, pride in this place we call home. If you are a Michigan native, or if you have never visited out state, M is for Mitten will give you a sense of joy and awe about the Great Lakes State.
— Jennifer Granholm, Michigan Governor

Awards & Honors

Winner, 2005 National Book Festivals state selection to represent Michigan

Winner, 2004 National Book Festivals state selection to represent Michigan

Short-List, 2000 Read Michigan Selection


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