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Japan
     

Japan

by Peter Roop, Connie Roop
 

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What is Japan's most famous mountain called? When do the Japanese add one year to their age? What is Japan's national sport? Learn answers to these questions and more when you read this newly revised and updated book. See the famous sites. Travel over the land. Join the celebrations. Find out what Japanese children learn in school and what they might do when

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What is Japan's most famous mountain called? When do the Japanese add one year to their age? What is Japan's national sport? Learn answers to these questions and more when you read this newly revised and updated book. See the famous sites. Travel over the land. Join the celebrations. Find out what Japanese children learn in school and what they might do when they are older. See if they play the same sports as you or wear the same kind of clothes. Learn some words in Japanese!

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School Library Journal

Gr 1-3

Revised and updated from 10 years ago, these titles cover 13 categories in two-page chapters. Typically, two large photos and three to five sentences make up a section, thus providing very brief information on each country's land, landmarks, homes, food, clothes, work, transportation, language, school, free time, celebrations, and the arts. Soft-hued pastel-colored pages replace the monochrome colors of the older editions. Some photos have been updated and subtle word changes have been made. Even so, the brevity of the texts leads to some oversimplification, e.g., Alcraft still mentions that Mexican workers only make cars, machinery, or clothes; look after tourists; or are farmers. In China , the Great Wall is quoted as being 3923 miles long, whereas other sources put it at more than 4000 miles long. Still, despite their flaws, these are adequate sources for beginning researchers.-Sandra Welzenbach, Villarreal Elementary School, San Antonio, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432912901
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Series:
A Visit To Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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