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The Aztec
     

The Aztec

by Patricia C. McKissack
 

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The "New True Books" have been produced to fill a very important need. Children are by nature inquisitive and these fact-filled books provide answers to many basic questions.

Students use the New True Books for supplementary work in their classes. They use them to find out about special things that interest them. They read them to learn on their own. Packed with

Overview

The "New True Books" have been produced to fill a very important need. Children are by nature inquisitive and these fact-filled books provide answers to many basic questions.

Students use the New True Books for supplementary work in their classes. They use them to find out about special things that interest them. They read them to learn on their own. Packed with information, each fascinating book encourages children to study independently.

The "New True Books" are effective. Each book is richly illustrated with full-color photographs and art, selected to support the text. A large, easy-to-read typeface is used. Each title contains a table of contents, a glossary, and a complete index.

The "New True Book" series was prepared under the direction of the late Illa Podendorf, formerly with the Laboratory School, University of Chicago.

Remember, children will always have questions, so let the "New True Books" help them find the answers.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
ea. vol: 45p. illus. map. photogs. glossary. index. (New True Bks.). CIP. Childrens. Nov. 1985. PLB $7.95. Gr 2-3 It is a credit to these three titles that one can read them in succession and finish with a sense of the distinctive characteristics of three separate civilizations. Because of their brevity, however, the format does not serve these complex topics as well as it does other subjects covered by the series; a number of complicated issues are mentioned without adequate explanationhuman sacrifices in Aztec and Mayan religious rituals, or the deciphering of Mayan hieroglyphs, for example. The books cover the daily life, religion, government and present-day descendants of their respective peoples; well-chosen color photographs give life to the texts. The Inca is particularly well organized, providing a brief but interesting overview of Inca life, including the societal concern for the collective welfare of the people. Less successful is The Maya, which begins with an uninteresting survey of the location of Mayan cities. The books do not convey to young readers the extraordinary accomplishments of these peoples in relation to their contemporaries in Europe. A good bit of interesting information is collected here nonetheless, and there are no comparable books available for this age level; Sonia Bleeker's works on the Maya (1961), the Inca (1960) and the Aztec (1963, all Morrow; all o.p.) are more informative, but they are for a slightly older audience. Rita Auerbach, Stratford Avenue School, Garden City, N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516419367
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/1985
Series:
New True Books Series
Pages:
45
Product dimensions:
7.18(w) x 8.33(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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