P Is for Pakistan

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In this photographic alphabet, the author introduces young readers to some of the customs, religions and cultures - both ancient and modern - that make up this fast-developing country. Focusing on both city and country life, this is a celebration of Pakistan in all its aspects, from dhobi to jasmine, from hijab to water buffalo.
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Overview


In this photographic alphabet, the author introduces young readers to some of the customs, religions and cultures - both ancient and modern - that make up this fast-developing country. Focusing on both city and country life, this is a celebration of Pakistan in all its aspects, from dhobi to jasmine, from hijab to water buffalo.
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School Library Journal

Gr 2-5- This addition to the series was written by a woman who was born in Pakistan, and is illustrated with colorful photos. Each letter of the alphabet is associated with a word in Urdu or English that has something to do with the country's history, culture, or geography. Appropriately enough, the letter A is for the word for welcome, Asslam-U-Alaikum . Other entries include E for Eid, I for Indus, S for Shalwar-Kameez, and Y for Yaar (Urdu for friends). The author notes in her introduction that Pakistan is in fact quite diverse, as it is divided into a number of provinces with different languages, clothing, and customs, and this diversity is reflected in the choice of illustrations, which depict scenes throughout the country, both urban and rural. While this book wouldn't necessarily be a first choice for reports, it is a good introduction to the country, and the beautiful color photographs and graphic design make it attractive enough for browsing.-Kathleen E. Gruver, Burlington County Library, Westampton, NJ

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845074838
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/2007
  • Series: World Alphabets Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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