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Title:
El Salvador on the road to peace
Author:
Schwabach, Karen.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Parsippany, N.J. : Dillon Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
126 pages : color illustrations, 1 color map ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Describes the land, people, history, legends and folk tales, festivals and holidays, and everyday life of El Salvador.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780382394539
Format :
Book

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Clearfield Library F1483.2 .S4 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Once known as Cuzcatlan, or "the land of precious things", El Salvador is home to glorious mountains, waterfalls, clear blue volcanic lakes, and the Montecristo Cloud Forest and its dozens of bird species. We see that old schoolbuses from the United States, repainted and personalized by their drivers, make up much of the efficient and inexpensive public bus system of the country, where people place a high value on their religion, on hard work, on family, and on kindness to others. They live in towns named for saints and hold annual festivals to honor their patron saints during which businesses shut down and everyone celebrates. There are at least one million Salvadorans living in the United States today, with large communities in Los Angeles, San Francisco. Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., and Texas.


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