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What is the Suez Canal?
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-5–These attractive works cover the geography, history, people, customs, and economy of each country, providing enough material for reports. India and Egypt update Elaine Landau’s 1999 and 2000 books with the same titles. All three have large-size print and colorful pictures. Each book contains a section about current political challenges such as the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India; the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq; and life for some factions under President Mubarak in Egypt. The texts open with a “Find the Truth” challenge, which states that “Everything you are about to read is true except for one of the sentences on this page….Find the answers in this book,” enticing students to read with focus. Suggested books and Web sites appear to be for older readers, but supplement the country facts well. Replace the older “True Book” titles with these editions.–Monika Schroeder, American Embassy School, New Delhi, India
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531213568
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Scholastic True Book Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 778,076
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.18 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Marvelous Things

How many stones does it take to build a pyramid? 7

2 Land of Sand

Why is the Nile River so important? 11

3 An Ancient Land

How old is a really old country? 19

Life After Life

What is the route to the afterlife? 26

4 From Mummies to Movies

Why is Egypt called the Hollywood of the Arab world? 29

5 Live Like an Egyptian

What is traditional fast food in Egypt? 37

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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