China (Usborne Beginners Series) (Level 2)
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China (Usborne Beginners Series) (Level 2)

by Leonie Pratt, Emmanuel Cerisier, Ruth Rivers
     
 

China is a really big country, and lots and lots of people live there. Discover which animals live there too, what peole do to celebrate New Year, and how Chinese writing looks.

China is a part of an exciting series of books for children who are beginning to read on their own. The easy-to-read text has been specially written with the help of a reading expert

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Overview

China is a really big country, and lots and lots of people live there. Discover which animals live there too, what peole do to celebrate New Year, and how Chinese writing looks.

China is a part of an exciting series of books for children who are beginning to read on their own. The easy-to-read text has been specially written with the help of a reading expert.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The front endpapers have a map of the world with the outline of China marked. It is clear that China is a very large country, and it has a long and rich past. As one might expect in such a vast country, the terrain varies considerably, and most people live in the fertile land to the east and south. A map shows the major cities and general characteristics of the land. There were hundreds of emperors during China's history, but only one was a woman. China was one of the first countries to have a civil service where exams were required in order to become a government official. The Great Wall, started more than 2,000 years ago to keep out invading armies still exists, and several years ago, I had the good fortune to visit it in person. Brief introductions to Chinese art, calligraphy, religion, trade, the Communist Revolution, and China today fill the remaining spreads. There is no real depth, but the book does a nice job introducing and demonstrating the progression of China from an ancient feudal society to a modern country actively engaged in today's world. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780794521271
Publisher:
EDC Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Series:
Usborne Beginners Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
IG760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 Years

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