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With its multitude of mountains and the highest elevation eastof the Rockies, it's no wonder West Virginia's nickname is the"Mountain State." ... + Show synopsis With its multitude of mountains and the highest elevation eastof the Rockies, it's no wonder West Virginia's nickname is the"Mountain State." Abundant natural resources make it a leader inboth industry and recreation, from glassmaking to rock climbing.Historic sites and sights include Harper's Ferry and the annualNative American Pow Wow, along with Lost World Caverns andWhite Sulphur Springs. Noteworthy West Virginians includeChuck Yeager and Olympian Mary Lou Retton. Mary Ann McCabe Riehle learned to appreciate theimportance of reading and writing while growing up in theneighboring state of Kentucky. She graduated from XavierUniversity with a degree in Communication Arts and Educationand has been a featured author and guest speaker at reading, writing, and library conferences. Mary Ann lives in Michiganwith her husband, two daughters and their dog, Bisbee. Laura J. Bryant attended the Maryland Institute of Art andspent many years working in the display industry, whichinvolved both illustrating, an designing scenery for projectsincluding stage backdrops and corporate galas. She currentlydevotes all of her attention to the creation of children's books.Laura's other titles include A Fairy in a Dairy, SmudgeBunny, and the bestselling book God Gave Us You. Lauraand her husband live in Mathias, West Virginia.