F Is for First State: A Delaware Alphabet
As the first state to ratify the United States Constitution, Delaware rightfully earned its nickname of "First State." Thoughsmall in size, it is a ... Show synopsis As the first state to ratify the United States Constitution, Delaware rightfully earned its nickname of "First State." Thoughsmall in size, it is a treasure trove of history (Fort Delaware), inventions (the Victrola), and garden wonders (Winterthur). Statesymbols such as the Blue Hen Chicken and peach blossom speakto the character and traditions that formed the state. Historian Carol Crane loves looking through the kaleidoscopeof the past and has taken many delightful journeys throughDelaware. loves to imagine her Swedish ancestors comingto this country on the Kalmar Nyckel, building log cabins, orstarting the first Swedish church in Wilmington. Carol liveswith her husband in North Carolina and travels the countryspeaking at education conferences across the nation. F is forFirst State is Carol's 11th book with Sleeping Bear Press. Elizabeth Traynor decided to be an illustrator when shewas fifteen years old, while taking art classes at the DelawareArt Museum. She received her BFAin illustration fromRhode Island School of Design. An illustrator as well as anillustration professor, her work can be seen throughout thecountry, from book covers, newspapers and magazines, to adsand packaging. Elizabeth lives in Wilmington, Delaware.