Kids Around the World: We Live in Chinaby Pascal Pilon, Elisabeth Thomas, Sophie Duffet, Sophie Duffett
Meet Meihua, a girl from Beijing; Shuilin, from a smaller province; and Sem Dui, a boy from Tibet. Learn about China's school system, traditions, history, religion, and culture-just by spending a day with these children. With
Travel the world in this new series of illustrated books, and see each country through the eyes of the children that live there!
Meet Meihua, a girl from Beijing; Shuilin, from a smaller province; and Sem Dui, a boy from Tibet. Learn about China's school system, traditions, history, religion, and culture-just by spending a day with these children. With illustrations and photographs throughout, featuring some of the most important architecture and historical figures of the region, this book provides a great introduction to Chinese culture.
In each volume, three children from different backgrounds illustrate the diversity within their country. For example, in India , Shubha is Tamil and is a member of the Brahmin caste, Jyoti is Bengali from heavily populated Calcutta, while Bhagat is Hindi from northern India and an "untouchable." In China , one of the featured youngsters is from a heavily populated area around Beijing, another is from the more rural central region, and the third child lives in Tibet. The writing stimulates interest in the countries by weaving together facts about the culture, religious beliefs, holiday customs, transportation, occupations, and some history from a child's perspective. Both titles open with a map of the country and a page with basic facts such as surface area, populations, and important cities. Generic photographs are interspersed throughout but the children themselves are depicted in paintings. None of the art is captioned, and there are no pronunciation guides, tables of contents, indexes, or glossaries. Due to the limited information and lack of organizational aids, these titles would be useful as general introductions to these countries, but not for reports.
Margaret R. TassiaCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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