Aztec

Aztec

by Patricia McKissack
     
 

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Children's Press is pleased to introduce True Books for a new generation!

Completely redesigned for today's young, investigative reader, True Books are an indispensable addition to any collection. Each book guides the reader through the facts that nurture their need to know.

The new, dynamic True Books design features:
-- an inviting and interactive page

Overview

Children's Press is pleased to introduce True Books for a new generation!

Completely redesigned for today's young, investigative reader, True Books are an indispensable addition to any collection. Each book guides the reader through the facts that nurture their need to know.

The new, dynamic True Books design features:
-- an inviting and interactive page format
-- a readable and attractive typeface
-- large, bold, and brilliant full-color photographs

The True Books series takes the young reader beyond the standard, fact-filled text by adding avenues for further discovery. Each book includes a variety of sidebars, highlighting extra facts that will fascinate children. In the Important Words section, young readers will find a glossary of words that will both challenge and expand their vocabulary. Each book includes a To Find Out More section, where every curious reader can find a list of related books to read and organizations to contact.

True Books also point readers to the vast electronic universe of information on the Internet. Each book will list:
-- e-mail addresses to help the reader contact individuals and organizations
-- appropriate newsgroups and mailing lists
-- FTP sites to download fun and useful software

Begun in the 1950s, True Books are universally embraced as the definitive nonfiction series for young readers. Now in its third incarnation, the True Books series has once again evolved to meet the needs and tastes of modern readers and educators.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
ea. vol: 45p. illus. map. photogs. glossary. index. (New True Bks.). CIP. Childrens. Nov. 1985. PLB $7.95. Gr 2-3 It is a credit to these three titles that one can read them in succession and finish with a sense of the distinctive characteristics of three separate civilizations. Because of their brevity, however, the format does not serve these complex topics as well as it does other subjects covered by the series; a number of complicated issues are mentioned without adequate explanationhuman sacrifices in Aztec and Mayan religious rituals, or the deciphering of Mayan hieroglyphs, for example. The books cover the daily life, religion, government and present-day descendants of their respective peoples; well-chosen color photographs give life to the texts. The Inca is particularly well organized, providing a brief but interesting overview of Inca life, including the societal concern for the collective welfare of the people. Less successful is The Maya, which begins with an uninteresting survey of the location of Mayan cities. The books do not convey to young readers the extraordinary accomplishments of these peoples in relation to their contemporaries in Europe. A good bit of interesting information is collected here nonetheless, and there are no comparable books available for this age level; Sonia Bleeker's works on the Maya (1961), the Inca (1960) and the Aztec (1963, all Morrow; all o.p.) are more informative, but they are for a slightly older audience. Rita Auerbach, Stratford Avenue School, Garden City, N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516419367
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/1985
Series:
New True Books Series
Pages:
45
Product dimensions:
7.18(w) x 8.33(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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