Columbus Day

Columbus Day

by Mir Tamim Ansary
     
 

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It is the second Monday in October and school is closed. But do you know why? It's Columbus Day of course! Turn the pages of this book to find out: how Columbus got lost but still became a hero, why native Americans are sometimes called Indians, how other countries celebrate Columbus Day. Each book in the Holiday Histories series describes one of America's

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It is the second Monday in October and school is closed. But do you know why? It's Columbus Day of course! Turn the pages of this book to find out: how Columbus got lost but still became a hero, why native Americans are sometimes called Indians, how other countries celebrate Columbus Day. Each book in the Holiday Histories series describes one of America's holidays or special days. Explore the history of each day and learn the real reason why it is important. Discover what special meaning each day might have for you.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2--Each book details the history of the holiday, sharing past events that shaped today's celebration. Columbus Day salutes the spirit of discovery while emphasizing that there were people already in the Americas. Labor Day reminds readers that the labor-union movement brought about laws keeping children out of the workplace and in school. Remembering Dr. King's dream is the theme of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The titles have two-to-three lines of text per page and boldfaced words are defined in a glossary. Unfortunately, all three books are oversimplified and try to cover too much information. Black-and-white and full-color photographs and reproductions, at least one per page, illustrate each volume.--Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403488961
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Series:
Holiday Histories Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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