Look What Came from France

Look What Came from France

by Miles Harvey
     
 

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Our lives are full of objects, inventions, customs, and words that originated in other countries. Each book in this elementary-level multicultural series explores, in very simple fashion, the foods, words, inventions, tools, customs, toys, games/sports, animals, religions, holidays, fashions, dance, theater, music, and crafts that a specific country has contributed to

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Our lives are full of objects, inventions, customs, and words that originated in other countries. Each book in this elementary-level multicultural series explores, in very simple fashion, the foods, words, inventions, tools, customs, toys, games/sports, animals, religions, holidays, fashions, dance, theater, music, and crafts that a specific country has contributed to the world.

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
The influence of French culture on American life is depicted in this light-hearted book. A nice balance of text and illustration in an interesting layout will appeal to the elementary-aged child as the various influences are briefly discussed. Beginning with a child-like map of France and its position in the European community, inventions, food, transportation, games, fashion, holidays and of course, the Statue of Liberty are described and portrayed with drawings, and old and new photographs. There is even a recipe for chocolate mousse included as well as some words in English and French and a guide to help pronounce them. Resources for further study, a glossary and index are included. A nice addition to a social studies program, it is one in the "Look What Came From" series. 1999, Grolier Publishing, Ages 6 to 9, $21.00 and $6.95. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger—Children's Literature
School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-Even in the face of all the series that look at the culture and people of various countries, these books offer a breath of fresh air with their light and humorous tone. Each one looks at "cool stuff that comes from..." that particular country in the fields of the arts, food, fashion, toys and games, sports, crafts, etc. The emphasis is determined by the country; as a result, food and kitchen stuff get more coverage in France, while toys and crafts are included in Japan. Large, colorful photographs dominate each self-contained, double-page spread. Pictures of currency and food are combined with pictures of inventions, crafts, animals, etc. A childlike drawing of the country introduces each overview. At times, the content is a bit uneven, e.g., there is a description of borscht but not chicken Kiev (Russia). However, while the information is brief, it is interesting and engaging. Each book includes a recipe, a few words with pronunciation guides, and where to find more information. Attractive additions for students looking to learn about the world around them.-Edith Ching, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531115015
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Look What Came from Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.27(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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