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Saudi Arabia: A Desert Kingdom

Saudi Arabia: A Desert Kingdom

by Kevin McCarthy

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-9 McCarthy gives an unbiased view of Saudi Arabia in this clearly written introduction. He discusses briefly the history and geography of the country. There are plenty of facts, including an appendix which presents the Arabic alphabet. The strength of the book, however, is the discussion of Saudi society. McCarthy discusses family life, sports, language, shopping, holidays, food, marriage and family outings. Scattered throughout the book are anecdotes, legends and even a recipe. The book is illustrated with color and black-and-white photos, although several of the color photos appear blurry and out of focus. An acceptable choice for libraries needing material on the Middle East. Judith L. Olson, Lansdowne-Emrath Library, Lexington, Ky.

Product Details

Silver Burdett Press
Publication date:
Discovering Our Heritage Ser.
Product dimensions:
6.91(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

Meet the Author

Kevin McCarthy has written 43 books, mostly about the history and culture of Florida, but also about Saudi Arabia, Ireland, and English grammar. He has a bachelor's degree from LaSalle College in Philadelphia and two degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: an M.A. in English and a Ph.D. in Linguistics.
He taught in Turkey in the Peace Corps for two years, in Lebanon for one year, in Saudi Arabia for two years, and at the University of Florida for 33 years. He has also given workshops on writing in Vietnam twice and lectured during more than 30 cruises.

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