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An introduction to the geography, history, economy, culture, and people of Ireland. Includes a map, legend, recipe, craft, and game.

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An introduction to the geography, history, economy, culture, and people of Ireland. Includes a map, legend, recipe, craft, and game.

An introduction to the geography, history, economy, culture, and people of Ireland. Includes a map, legend, recipe, craft, and game.

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The book begins with three evocative sentences about Ireland's greenness, but leaves the reader clueless about why Ireland's green is more worth talking about than say, Wisconsin's. Despite that omission, the book covers Ireland's geography, climate, family life, pets, places to visit, and laws, rules and customs rather well. A sidebar on potatoes in Ireland is the major reference to history. Four pages are devoted to Irish legends, but Saint Patrick and leprechauns are the only ones discussed. This legend-rich country has Brian Boru, Cuchulain, Finn MacCool, Strongbow and many more, so the focus on one legend seems narrow. The text does make an important point that usually "legends make a true story seem more important than it really is." A recipe for Irish tea bread has a note about customary times for tea in Ireland. Instructions for the Dead Fox Game, a favorite with Irish children, includes phonetic pronunciation for its chant in Irish Gaelic. Finally there are instructions for a craft project on growing a leprechaun. The well-illustrated book includes many photographs, a map, as well as a list of words to know, sources for further information, Internet sites, and an index. 2004, Blue Earth Books/Capstone Press, Ages 7 to 9.
— Janet Crane Barley
School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-These basic overviews have abundant full-color photos and reproductions; large-print texts; a recipe, craft, and game; and a simple map of the country with only one or two labeled features. The inclusion of a legend or two from the country is a nice touch. Each book also includes a chapter on pets. The format is bright and attractive, but the practice of having the text running only on the verso, with pictures, special interest inserts, etc., on the right is a little hard to follow and seems to interrupt the narrative flow. Also, only one of the three recommended Web sites for Greece seemed appropriate for this audience. These serviceable titles are attractive, but the information is limited.-Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736821681
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: Many Cultures, One World Series
  • Edition description: Library Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,454,040
  • Age range: 7 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Welcome to Ireland 4
Chapter 2 Irish Legends 8
Chapter 3 City and Country Life 12
Chapter 4 Seasons in Ireland 14
Chapter 5 Family Life in Ireland 16
Chapter 6 Laws, Rules, and Customs 20
Chapter 7 Pets in Ireland 24
Chapter 8 Sites to See in Ireland 26
Words to Know 30
To Learn More 30
Useful Addresses 31
Internet Sites 31
Index 32
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  • Posted May 2, 2009

    Great book to compare & contrast cultures

    I use this book every year at St. Patricks Day to compare and contrast the Irish and American cultures, traditions and basic facts. My integrated preschools favorite difference is the tradition of bumping in Ireland at birthdays!! You'll have to borrow from the library like I did to check it out. I count on this book for our Ohio Early Learning Content standard in social studies so I bought it so I know I will have it.

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