Although the publishers intend a juvenile sale on this, we feel that it is just as much, if not more, for adults. A saga of America, its geography and geology, its beginnings, its regional complexities of history and government and social life. The rhythms of the saga are almost Whitmanesque. New England --Appalachia -- Inland Empire -- Great Plains Great --Mountains of the Northwest -- the Southwest. The elements that contributed to their development, their growth, their change. Absorbing reading.