Cover image for Puerto Rico
Title:
Puerto Rico
Author:
Milivojevic, Jovanka JoAnn.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN : Carolrhoda Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Provides an overview of the geography, people, language, customs, religion, lifestyle, and culture of Puerto Rico.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.5 0.5 49290.
ISBN:
9781575051444
Format :
Book

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With the help of an older reader, young children can take a first look at the world using these appealing social studies books. A friendly text and design present each country's landscape and describe in easy-to-understand language its main ethnic and cultural features. Full-color photos, simple sidebars, emergent-reading-level glossary, pronunciation guide, further reading list, and index complete the presentation.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-These books offer the same information on different reading levels. Both include a basic introduction to the history, geography, society, economy, and the culture of Puerto Rico. Even the graphics and photos are identical, although the reading level of the captions is a little different. The "A Ticket to" series is for primary-grade readers; the entry in the "Globe-trotters Club" series is for grades three to five, and its sidebars have a more advanced writing style. Neither book includes natural areas/historic sites, cultural institutions, annual events, lists of famous people, Web sites, or places to contact for further information. However, both titles are suitable for beginning report writers. For more in-depth coverage of Puerto Rico, the "Hello U.S.A." series (Lerner) and "America the Beautiful" series (Children's) are better choices.-Diane Olivo-Posner, Long Beach Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Welcome!p. 4
Ups and Downsp. 6
Wet Weatherp. 8
First Peoplep. 10
Spanish Settlersp. 12
Changing Handsp. 14
Proud Peoplep. 16
City Slickersp. 18
On the Farmp. 20
Family Mattersp. 22
Celebrate!p. 24
Strictly Speakingp. 26
Old Buildingsp. 28
Time to Eatp. 30
Off to Schoolp. 32
Baseball Bonanza!p. 34
Feel the Beatp. 36
Bookwormsp. 38
Arts and Craftsp. 40
Vacation, Anyone?p. 42
New Words to Learnp. 44
New Words to Sayp. 46
More Books to Readp. 47
New Words to Findp. 48