Title: Antler, Bear, Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet Year

Reference: Bowen, B. (1991). Antler, Bear, Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet Year. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Brief annotation: This alphabet book uses words that are specific to Minnesota seasons. The words range from activities to wildlife and tell a story of what it is like to live in the Northwoods of Minnesota.

Genre: Nonfiction Alphabet Book

Grade level: 4.3

Interest level: Students in grades K-3 would be interested in this book.

Personal response: I liked that this alphabet book used words and experiences that many people who live in Minnesota can relate to. This book offers great opportunities to learn about the state and investigate the activities and animals listed.

Text-dependent question: What does Rendezvous mean, and what was it used to describe years ago?