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Children's LiteratureRomania is an old land with a history that dates back to 2000 B.C. The area was even occupied by the ancient Greeks in the seventh century B.C. and later by the Romans after they conquered the region. Turmoil has haunted Romania intermittently for many years. Even though Romania became a democratic nation in 1990, it is still experiencing unrest and economic distress. In spite of this, its culture is enduring. This is evident in the music, art, crafts, and language of Romania. Each of these topics and several others are touched upon in this interesting and informative book. Each chapter is one to two pages long and there is a bright photograph on every page. The book concludes with a map, some quick facts, a glossary, an index, and a list of sources for additional information. This book is recommended for all children but will be especially helpful for those learning world cultures. This title is part of the "Welcome to My Country" series. 2005, Gareth Stevens Publishing, Ages 8 to 12.