Polynesians

Polynesians

by Christine Webster
     
 

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Thousands of years ago, a group of people set sail from Southeast Asia in search of new land. Riding aboard large canoes, these people, called the Polynesians, became one of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Islands.

Young readers will learn fascinating facts about the world's aboriginal peoples in the World Cultures series. Each book unveils the traditions,

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Thousands of years ago, a group of people set sail from Southeast Asia in search of new land. Riding aboard large canoes, these people, called the Polynesians, became one of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Islands.

Young readers will learn fascinating facts about the world's aboriginal peoples in the World Cultures series. Each book unveils the traditions, myths, and social activities of an aboriginal culture. Young readers will learn about the development of these cultures, their methods of hunting and gathering, their rituals, and their daily lives. World Cultures is an educational look at cultures that are struggling to maintain their traditions in an ever-changing world.

This is an AV2 media enhanced book. A unique book code printed on page 2 unlocks multimedia content. This book comes alive with video, audio, weblinks, slide shows, activities, hands-on experiments, and much more.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4�6—This series showcases a diverse array of peoples and places that should fascinate aspiring world travelers. The texts are informative, but are written in a way that sometimes obfuscate rather than inform, particularly when it comes to what traditions the profiled cultures still practice. The "Culture Cues" text boxes actually highlight geographical and biological information of the group's native area. On the upside, each book includes a website where kids can enter a code and gain access to videos, quizzes, activities, and other materials that expand on the subjects.
Children's Literature
The different traditions, history, culture, food, social structures, clothing, and current issues of the Polynesian people are explained in clear and easy to understand text. There is also a large quantity of full-color photographs to help readers understand key points from the text. The book even provides a map of the area where Polynesian people live. This is a good resource for students doing research or writing reports on the Polynesian culture. The book, part of the "Indigenous Peoples" series, explains many similarities and differences that all the various Polynesian people have, and the importance of each characteristic to the many cultures. Other resources include a time line, "fascinating facts," further reading, web sites, glossary, and an index. This book is a clear, informative source for middle readers. 2004, Weigl Publishers Inc, Ages 8 to 12.
—Joella Peterson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619135338
Publisher:
Av2 by Weigl
Publication date:
06/28/2012
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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