by Susan Sinnott

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


Describes the history, geography, government, economics, 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

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
First Reports - Countries Series
Product dimensions:
7.13(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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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