Describes the history, geography, government, economics, and people of China.

An introduction to the geography, history, culture, and people of China.

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Describes the history, geography, government, economics, and people of China.

An introduction to the geography, history, culture, and people of China.

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Children's Literature
The "First Reports" series is a welcome addition to a market lacking in books for young children that focus on foreign countries and cultures. The format of China makes it very easy for young children to read and should hold their interest. The book includes a glossary and index, a list of important dates for the country, a resource list for further information, and an "At a Glance" section that lists language, capital, population, money and more. Each two-page spread features at least one large photo, map, or drawing with a descriptive caption. It focuses on the unique geography, culture, and history of China, including Confucius, the Great Wall, the Silk Road, Marco Polo, Communism, language, calligraphy, the opera, food and Chinese festivals. It gives children Chinese phrases to learn, however, there is no pronunciation help for difficult words. This is a wonderful introduction to China, and should be very useful for second grade teachers. 2001, Compass Point Books, $21.26. Ages 6 to 8. Reviewer: Elizabeth Pabrinkis
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756512040
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Series: First Reports - Countries Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 702,955
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Sinnott has written two books in the American Girl Collection by the Pleasant Company. She has also written for Children’s Press, Franklin Watts, and Millbrook Press and contributed to Cobblestone and Cricket magazines. Her Extraordinary Hispanic Americans was chosen as an ALA Best Reference Book of 1993. Susan Sinnott lives with her two children in Maine.
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Table of Contents

"Ni hao!" 4
The Teachings of Confucius 8
The Silk Road 12
Opening Its Doors 19
The Three Ways 22
Language 25
Chinese Art 26
The Opera 32
Food in China 35
Chinese Festivals 38
Glossary 44
Did You Know? 44
At a Glance 45
Important Dates 46
Want to Know More? 46
Index 48
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