Cuba

Cuba

by Alta Schreier
     
 

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How do some people in Cuba get from place to place? What kinds of fruit grow in Cuba? Which spiky plant do some Cubans eat as a vegetable? Read this newly revised and updated book and find out! See the famous sites, travel over the land and join in the celebrations. Find out what school life is like and what the children might do when they are older. See which sports… See more details below

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How do some people in Cuba get from place to place? What kinds of fruit grow in Cuba? Which spiky plant do some Cubans eat as a vegetable? Read this newly revised and updated book and find out! See the famous sites, travel over the land and join in the celebrations. Find out what school life is like and what the children might do when they are older. See which sports are played in Cuba and even learn a few words of Spanish.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Gr 2-4-These informative and colorful books can be placed either in a reference collection or in a circulating collection. The title pages feature a world map with the respective country highlighted, and a table of contents outlines the broad subject categories covered (e.g., points of interest, homes, food, clothing, work, transportation, language, education, entertainment, celebrations, and the arts). Information is offered in simple statements without commentary, the attractive layout features full-color photographs of children in many different scenes, and selected words are bolded within the text and later explained in the glossary. Appended are key facts about the country, an index, a bibliography, and a short list of words and their many variants (e.g., apartamento-departamento; bus-autob s-cami n; calabaza-guaje). These books will be invaluable for homework assignments and will appeal to readers who are curious about life in other countries. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Colorful photographs and brief texts fill the pages of these introductory titles. The table of contents is essentially identical for both: land, landmarks, homes, food, clothes, work, transportation, language, school, free time, celebrations, and the arts. Each topic is covered in a two-page spread with one large photograph and three or four lines of simple text per page. (For example, "Cruise ships stop at San Juan. They bring tourists to the islands," is followed by four more sentences about transportation in Puerto Rico.) Words in bold are explained in the glossary. A "Fact File" is found at the end of each volume along with identical lists of "Words You Can Learn," in Spanish. These books are similar in scope and reading level to the "Take a Trip" series (Watts), but provide fewer details. While the information is very basic and succeeds in giving only a glimpse at life in these countries, the books may be appropriate for collections needing easy titles on different nations.-Marilyn Long Graham, Lee County Library System, Estero, FL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432912970
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Series:
A Visit To Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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