From the Set One World, Many Countries
Readers are presented with an overview of Australia'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.
A noteworthy review of One World, Many Countries from Horn Book Guide on April 1, 2016
K-3 One World, Many Countries series. This serviceable overview for report writers is liberally illustrated with sharp photos. An introductory chapter highlights the School of the Air, which now offers education to outback children via computer rather than the original two-way radios. Four chapters focus on land, government and cities, people and cultures, and daily life. A ‘Global Connections’ page is devoted to Australian-developed technology. Fast facts are appended. Maps, reading list. Glos., ind.
A noteworthy review of One World, Many Countries from School Library Journal on November 1, 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: Darice Bailer
Darice Bailer wanted to write for children since she was in fifth grade. Today, she is the author of many books for young readers. She enjoys visiting schools and sharing tips about writing with students. She lives in Kansas City.