by Theresa Jarosz Alberti
Readers are presented with an overview of Russia's geography, culture, people, government, and daily life. Intriguing text, informative sidebars, detailed maps, and full-color photographs give readers a glimpse into life in this unique country. Additional features include a table of contents, a glossary of key words and phrases, a fast-fact section, and an area listing sources for further research.
- Dewey: 947
- Graphics: Full-color photographs
- Reinforced book (9781634070553): 8 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2016
- Hosted ebook (9781634073264): 8 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2016
- Subject: Social Studies
- Series: One World, Many Countries
- Suggested Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 4
- Suggested Reading Level: Grade 3
- Lexile® Measure: 670
- Guided Reading Level: R
- ATOS Reading Level: 4.8
- ATOS Interest Level: LG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 176354
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / General (JNF038000)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Customs, Traditions, Anthropology (JNF052020)
A Review of "One World, Many Countries" in Horn Book Guide
Reviewed on 1 April 2016
K-3 One World, Many Countries series. These serviceable overviews for report writers are liberally illustrated with sharp photos. An introductory chapter in each book often highlights a holiday or festival (Turkey features a particularly fantastic photo of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar). Four chapters then focus on land, government and cities, people and cultures, and daily life. A ‘Global Connections’ page is usually devoted to a social issue. Fast facts are appended. Maps, reading list. Glos., ind.
A Review of "One World, Many Countries" in School Library Journal
Reviewed on 1 November 2015
Each of these titles welcomes readers to each country with a description of celebrations or places, followed by chapters about land, government and cities, and people and cultures as well as a ‘Global Connections’ section that describes the nation’s interactions with other countries. ‘Daily Life,’ the final chapter, emphasizes family life, daily and holiday foods, and celebrations and religious observations, supplemented with a sidebar page on children’s lives. The books provide considerable detail, and the coverage is generally positive, focused on people and customs, but they also discuss problems and challenges, such as communism in Cuba and the legacy of apartheid in South Africa. Illustrations are outstanding and include three maps (locator, physical, and political); large, attractive photos; and sidebars that look like postcards and that offer information about unique places, animals, plants, and culture. Content is basic, but it is enlivened by clear writing and an appealing format that underscores the diversity of life in countries of our ‘one world’. Pleasing additions to most collections in need of fresh, new titles.
Author: Theresa Jarosz Alberti
Theresa Jarosz Alberti is a writer living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has published four children's books and one book of poetry. She is especially fond of reading children's books, even as a grown up!
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RL, RI, RF, SL, L, RH
- Author/Illustrator biography
- Detailed maps
- Glossary of key words
- Informative sidebars
- Table of contents