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Welcome to Canada

From the Set Set A

Readers are introduced to the basic geography, topography, history, people, culture, climate, and industries of Canada.

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  • Where Is Canada?
  • The Land
  • Plants and Animals
  • Long Ago
  • Canada Today
  • The People
  • City Life and Country Life
  • Schools and Language
  • Work
  • Food
  • Pastimes
  • Holidays
  • Fast Facts About Canada
  • How Do You Say
  • Glossary
  • Further Information
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 971
Lexile
ATOS Reading Level 4.5
Guided Reading Level R
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781614735977
Copyright 2013
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 9.5 x 8
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

A noteworthy review of Welcome to the World from Children's Bookwatch on May 1, 2008

Children around the world have as much in common as their cultures have diversity in custom. ‘Welcome to the World’ is a superbly written and illustrated series specifically designed for students in grades 2 through 6, and features a text written at a third grade reading level. Each of the twelve titles comprising this globe-spanning, 32 page, fully illustrated (full color as well as historic photographs) series showcases how children live in a variety of different countries. Each book addresses what these countries are like, how the people live, the languages that are spoken, and what the children do for fun. There are recipes, key native-language phrases, words to national anthems, informative sidebars, detailed maps, a glossary of key words and phrases, websites and other research resources, and more. Although each book is individually available, both school and community library systems should acquire the entire set for the benefit of their young students and patrons.

Author: Elma Schemenauer

At age eight Elma Schemenauer wrote a poem about spring, put it into a bottle, and threw it into a pond on the western Canadian wheat farm where she grew up. This was her first foray into writing and publishing, which have been her passions ever since. Elma received her education at the Universities of Saskatchewan and Toronto, and at Briercrest Bible College. Not sure how to become a writer, she began her working life as a teacher, teaching in Saskatchewan, Montana, and Nova Scotia. Eventually she moved to Toronto to pursue her dream of getting into publishing. Over the course of her career, she has edited numerous books, as well as writing more than 60 of them, many for young people. Her books, which have been published in the United States and Canada, reflect her varied interests including history, geography, biography, literature, cooking, camping, values, religion, and ethnic minorities. Blue Flowered Oilcloth, one of Elma's current works in progress, is an adult novel about prairie Mennonites of the 1940s.