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Milivojevic, Jovanka JoAnn.
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Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
An introduction to the geography, history, natural resources, economy, culture, and people of Serbia, the larger of the two republics that make up the country of Yugoslavia.
Reading Level:
990 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.1 2.0 27016.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.8 5 Quiz: 24564 Guided reading level: NR.
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DR1940 .M55 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
DR1940 .M55 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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It's geography plus for a new generation, an invaluable resource for facts and figures, and a fascinating, highly visual introduction to the countries of the world. It's Enchantment of the World -- the browser-friendly guide to everything middle-grade students need to know about a country's history, people and languages, economy, government, culture, natural resources, climate, religions, and much more. Featuring original maps, interactive sidebars, handy "Fast Facts, " and an authoritative "To Find Out More" section complete with Internet listings, Enchantment of the World is also an excellent resource for world history and social studies, general reference, and independent study.

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Library Journal Review

Gr 5-10-An accessible, well-illustrated overview of this country's geography, history, economy, government, and culture. Chapters on daily life, sports, and the arts are particularly appealing because they feature young people and their interests, such as ballet, basketball, skiing, music, and movies. Plentiful sidebars complement the main text. One compares the Cyrillic and Roman alphabets while another discusses typical forms of greeting. Perhaps the most relevant chapters for students trying to understand the complex current events in the Balkans are those that discuss Serbia's diverse religious and ethnic origins and their effect on the region's long history of instability. Excellent, sometimes sobering full-color photographs celebrate the country's beauty but reveal a land in which past and present struggle to coexist: a modern car driving down a highway beside a horse-drawn cart, a photograph of a crowd of teenagers reveling at a rock concert while in another people wait in a long line for bread rations. Three pages of "Fast Facts" offer quick, essential information. Unfortunately, the 1999 NATO strikes are not covered so a critical piece of the ever-changing picture is missing. However, a list of Web sites may provide students with the opportunity to fill in the details of those events.-William McLoughlin, Brookside School, Worthington, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

1 Crossroadsp. 8
2 From the Mountains to the Valleysp. 14
3 Where the Wild Things Growp. 30
4 When Serbia Beganp. 38
5 Citizens Revolt, a New President Leadsp. 64
6 Money, Money, Moneyp. 70
7 Who Lives in Serbia?p. 80
8 Traditions, Faith, and Folklorep. 90
9 Pictures, Words, and Musicp. 100
10 At Home, School, and Playp. 114
Timelinep. 128
Fast Factsp. 130
To Find Out Morep. 134
Indexp. 136