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Title:
Ukraine
Author:
Kummer, Patricia K.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
940 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.3 4.0 74802.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.1 5 Quiz: 28071 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780516211015
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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


Author Notes

Patricia K Kummer is the author of several nonfiction books for children.


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 7-10-In the opening chapter, Kummer vividly describes a music festival promoting pride in Ukrainian language and culture that took place just a few days before the new nation's declaration of independence. The following chapters are given over to geography, history, and the like. They are clearly written and have the details needed for reports, but many of the sidebars set off within the chapters are more engaging. They cover special topics such as space pioneers from Ukraine, a "deadly" soccer game during World War II, and descriptions of historically significant monuments. In addition, the author addresses the Russian and Tatar ethnic minorities. Excellent-quality, full-color photos and reproductions enhance the presentation. Throughout the book, names of cities and regions in Ukraine are correctly given in transliterations from Ukrainian spellings, but in some cases may be distracting to readers who are not familiar with names such as Krym for Crimea, especially in a reference to Krymian hills before the author has explained the term. While it is true that the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church was suppressed, the assertion made twice that "the Russian Orthodox Church was the only religion allowed in the Soviet Union" is simply false. Likewise, although the Ukrainian peasants may have borne the brunt of Stalin's collectivization policies, students unfamiliar with Soviet history might think that the Ukrainians were singled out, whereas peasants of other ethnic groups endured the same brutalities. Still, Kummer's book is superior to both Volodymyr Bassis's Ukraine (Benchmark, 1997) and Steven Otfinoski's Ukraine (Facts On File, 1999).-Elizabeth Talbot, University of Illinois, Champaign (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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