Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

by JoAnn Milivojevic


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Pack Your Bags! We're headed to Puerto Rico. On this whirlwind tour, you'll learn all about the country's landscape, culture, people, and more. We'll explore Puerto Rico's sandy beaches and beautiful rain forests; munch on a plate of tostones, or fried plantains; and open presents on Three Kings' Day-an exciting Puerto Rican celebration. A special section introduces Puerto Rico's capital, languages, population, and flag. Hop on board and take a fun-filled look at your world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761341833
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/2008
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: IG720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Author/Illustrator/Photographer JoAnn Milivojevic began her career in public radio and television. Today she is a corporate communications specialist and journalist. She covers travel, food, and health for such publications as the Chicago Tribune and Massage Therapy Journal. She loves to explore cultures and has written books about Iran, Serbia, Bosnia, and the Czech Republic. One of her favorite places to explore is her own city, Chicago, where she can Latin dance, enjoy Indian food, and roam the lake front beaches with her favorite four-legged pal, her dog, Tolstoy.

Table of Contents

Welcome! 4

Beaches, Hills, and Mountains 6

Tropical Weather 8

Early People 10

Spanish Settlers 12

Changing Hands 14

Proud People 16

City Slickers 18

Country Life 20

Family Matters 22

Celebrate! 24

Strictly Speaking 26

Old Buildings 28

Time to Eat 30

Off to School 32

Baseball Bonanza! 34

Feel the Beat 36

Bookworms 38

Arts and Crafts 40

Vacation, Anyone? 42

The Flag of Puerto Rico 44

Fast Facts 45

Glossary 46

To Learn More 47

Index 48

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