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Gr 4-8 Keeping current on events in African countries is no small task. The authors have done an excellent job of giving readers historical background as well as a picture of contemporary Zimbabwe. Facts are as up-to-date as the seizures of white-owned farms. Information also includes chapters on geography, fauna, flora, government, religion, cultural life, and the peoples of the country. Fine-quality, full-color photos range from the spectacular, such as the Great Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls, to common everyday sights such as a Zimbabwean girl with a sack on her head and school children in uniform. Students will appreciate the maps and reproductions and will be fascinated with photos of a medicine man with his divining bones and sticks and a traditional wooden headrest. Sidebars, "Fast Facts," and a helpful time line all add interest to the factual and evenhanded presentation. -Dorothy N. Bowen, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780516211138
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Series: Enchantment of the World Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 1130L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 A Picture of Africa 8
2 The Land Between Two Rivers 12
3 Where the Lion Is King 26
4 People in Motion 38
5 Governing Zimbabwe 62
6 How Economics Drives the Country 76
7 Zimbabwe's People 90
8 Old Beliefs, New Beliefs 102
9 Cultural Life 108
10 Living in Zimbabwe 118
Timeline 128
Fast Facts 130
To Find Out More 134
Index 136
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