Gr 2-4-These titles all follow the same basic outline. For the most part, they relate a pre-European contact existence, although there is mention of brief meetings or trade with the Spanish explorers in Northwest. Each book looks at the people, social life, home life, economy, and keeping traditions. On each chapter spread, a page of text faces a full-page, full-color illustration or reproduction. The sentence structure is geared toward a third-grade reading level, but older students in need of a basic overview might appreciate these books. For more in-depth coverage, try Raymond Bial's "Lifeways" series (Benchmark).-G. Alyssa Parkinson, Highland Township Library, MI Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Mary Englar is a freelance writer and a teacher of English and creative writing. She has a master of fine arts degree in writing from Minnesota State University, and has written more than 30 nonfiction books for children. She continues to read and write about the many different cultures of our world in Minnesota.