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School Library Journal

Gr 3-4

These books describe land features, provide a brief history, and offer facts about the featured countries. Chapter subtitles in the form of questions such as "When would you eat candy skulls?" (Mexico ) and "Why is Brazil sizzling in January?" encourage reader exploration. Information about area, language, population, and type of government is found in the endnotes. Lists of books with copyrights from 1999 to 2006 and of Web sites and places to visit are appended. Most glossary words include a pronunciation. Page layout is appealing, with a variety of bright, clear, captioned color photos. These titles will entertain as they educate young children.-Sandra Welzenbach, Villarreal Elementary School, San Antonio, TX

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531207253
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Series: Scholastic True Book Series: Geography
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Welcome to Brazil: What begins with C and is colorful and noisy?     7
The Land of Brazil: Why is Brazil sizzling in January?     11
The Forest Layers: Why do vines twist and turn around trees in the Amazon rain forest?     16
Brazil's History: What is Zero Hunger?     19
A Blend of Cultures: Which city in Brazil is laid out in the shape of an airplane?     27
Life and Language: What fever hits Brazil every four years?     33
Living in Brazil: How have two soccer stars helped Brazil?     39
True Statistics     43
Resources     44
Important Words     46
Index     47
About the Author     48
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