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Children's LiteratureWhat do you think of when you hear the word island? Perhaps you immediately think of New York and Montreal? If the only words you associate with island are sandy beaches and blue green oceans, reading this book will be an eye-opener. The authors of this reference book, one of the "Where People Live" series, take a very literal view of what an island is. If it is small enough to avoid being called a continent, it must be an island. Topics covered include northern islands, like Greenland; city islands, like New York; and man-made islands, like the Osaka Bay airport. Beautiful photographs of the islands accompany each of the sections. Vocabulary words are highlighted in the text and defined in a glossary in the back. A basic index is also provided. While the information is varied, it is far from complete. Geography and work culture teachers in elementary schools would find them interesting, as well as English teachers introducing reference tools to students, but it won't take the place of a textbook. Still, it is a book that will attract young readers, and it'll feel at home in kid's library. 2005, Smart Apple Media, Ages 7 to 10.