Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

by Joyce Johnston
     
 

Packed with fun facts about daily life, history, environmental issues, and much more, this series of 52 books (including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia) provides a thorough introduction to the richness and diversity of America. See more details below

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Packed with fun facts about daily life, history, environmental issues, and much more, this series of 52 books (including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia) provides a thorough introduction to the richness and diversity of America.

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Children's Literature
Each entry in the "Hello USA" series is similar in format with four narrative sections covering the land, history, people and economy, and the environment. A fifth "All About..." section includes fun and other facts, state song, a recipe (a plantain dish called Tostones), historical timeline, outstanding citizens with pictures and short bios, places to visit, annual events, state wildlife, and an annotated bibliography of nonfiction and three fiction choices. Teachers will want to add the noted works of Puerto Rican author and illustrator Lulu Delacre to these booklists. The environmental section focuses primarily on the challenges of protecting native parrots as their natural environments are threatened by increasing population, competition from other species and multiple land use practices. A political map showing the principal cities and national forests faces a physical map of geological regions, elevation and other features. A later map indicates principal products, but it would benefit from being superimposed on a political map so readers see the connections. Separate short sections include ones about Puerto Rican populations on the mainland, choices facing the commonwealth government, and Taino people's experiment in killing a Spaniard. Illustrations are well chosen from modern, historical, archival and artistic sources and reflect the diverse population. All in all, this is a useful, specific, varied and well-organized introduction to the state and one that will assist report writers, would-be tourists, or the merely curious equally well. Endmatter includes web sites, a glossary and proper names pronunciation guide, and an index. 2002, Lerner Publications, $25.26 and $6.95. Ages 9to 14. Reviewer: Susan Hepler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822527534
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/1994
Series:
Hello U. S. A. Series
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
7.82(w) x 6.09(h) x 0.43(d)
Lexile:
970L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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