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A is for Appalachia

A is for Appalachia

The Alphabet Book of Appalachian Heritage

by Linda Hager Pack

Illustrated by Pat Banks

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

44 pages, 10.00 x 10.00 x 0.44 in, 10 color photos, 33 illus

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780813125565
  • Published: November 2009



An exquisitely illustrated and heartfelt look at the traditions, history, and life of Appalachia, A is for Appalachia! introduces young readers to the alphabet while providing an endearing look at a region with one of the oldest and most distinctive folk cultures in the United States. This treasured book tells the story of the Southern Appalachian Mountains by showcasing the day-to-day life of the people and their struggles, unique culture, and oral traditions.

Written with a sincere appreciation for the history of life in Appalachia, Linda Hager Pack's eloquent, educational, and even humorous introduction to the alphabet appeals to young and old alike. Featuring more than thirty bright and whimsical illustrations by Pat Banks, this collection of traditional folk tales, recipes, Jack Tales, expressions, music, and even ghost stories come to life on the page. Truly a unique journey back in time, A is for Appalachia! provides an informative and entertaining representation of authentic Appalachian life.