Cover image for Beijing
Kent, Deborah.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [1996]

Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Describes physical aspects, history, and social life and customs of the capital of the People's Republic of China.
General Note:
Includes index.
Reading Level:
830 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.3 1.0 27023.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.4 4 Quiz: 28081 Guided reading level: NR.
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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library DS795 .K46 1996 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Eggertsville-Snyder Library DS795 .K46 1996 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Provides a physical description of the city as well as an overview of the history and customs of Beijing

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7‘Brief introductions to two of the world's great cities. Arranged into short chapters, each title explores the history, foods, games, social activities, and religion of the capital and surrounding area. A world map on the contents page indicates where the city is located. A note on the copyright page offers a pronunciation guide and ways in which the language (Chinese/Arabic) differs from English. Phonetic pronunciations are provided for unfamiliar words on the pages on which they appear. The design of the books is attractive. Plenty of white space is left around the texts and interesting and well-produced full-color photos and/or reproductions appear on every page. Despite the heavily pictorial format and frequent depiction of preschool and primary-grade children, the content and vocabulary are clearly for an older audience than the books' appearance might indicate. Captions add to the information presented. The final pages of each title are devoted to landmarks, a list of fast facts, and simple maps of the featured city.‘Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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