El Salvador the People and Culture

El Salvador the People and Culture

by Greg Nickles

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Children's Literature
Everything you always wanted to know about El Salvador—or just about everything, would be the best description of this book, and it is all within 32 pages. As the subtitle indicates this is mainly a work acquainting readers about the people and culture of this beautiful country. However, nowhere are there maps, or any indications of its location or neighboring countries, except for the statement that it is "...the smallest country in Central America." A part of "The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures" series, this book reads like a chapter from a textbook. Beginning with mythological explanations that rival most other temperate cultures, it moves into a brief history of the country. This is followed by an examination of how people live in El Salvador today. The text flows nicely and holds the readers' attention just long enough with brief paragraphs and color illustrations that enhance the book. The chapters may be read in and of themselves as supplemental material for particular "traits" of a country. For instance, a study of sports in various countries would not necessarily require that this book be read, just a couple of pages. An attractive addition to any country study collection, as well as an inviting vehicle to encourage tourism. 2002, Crabtree, $20.60 and $7.95. Ages 9 to 12. Reviewer: Elizabeth Young AGES: 9 10 11 12

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Crabtree Publishing Company
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Lands, Peoples and Cultures Series
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Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
9 - 10 Years

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