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Welcome to South Africa
From the Set Set B
Readers are introduced to the basic geography, topography, history, people, culture, climate, and industries of the Republic of South Africa.
- Where Is South Africa?
- The Land
- Plants and Animals
- Long Ago
- South Africa Today
- The People
- City Life and Country Life
- Schools and Language
- Fast Facts About South Africa
- How Do You Say
- Further Information
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.9|
|Guided Reading Level||S|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
A noteworthy review of Welcome to the World from School Library Journal on September 1, 2008
These broad introductions present information about history, current events, culture, education, work, topography, and plants and animals. Difficulties facing each of these countries, such as governmental upheaval and food shortages, are mentioned but not dwelled upon. The vibrant color photographs truly represent the spirit of the locations. Appendixes include fast facts about the country, its national song, a folktale, and a few words in the native language with the English translation and pronunciation. Related Web links are current and child friendly, but limited. While these books do not provide enough material for in-depth reports, they are accurate, up-to-date, and attractive.
Author: Patrick Ryan
Patrick M. Ryan lives and works on Mankato Minnesota. He is married and has two children, Katie 20 and Daniel 16. Mr. Ryan teaches creative writing and theater at Mankato West High School and at Minnesota State University-Mankato. Mr. Ryan has been writing nonfiction for the past ten years and has penned over twenty titles. He is currently working on a novel for adolescents entitled Red. His hobbies and interests include hiking, running, hockey, travel, and reading. Mr. Ryan's future goals include learning how to play the steel drum and learning how to snowboard.