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Title:
Singapore
Author:
Thomas, Matt.
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Publication Information:
Chanhassen, Minn. : Child's World, 2002.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.7 0.5 59274.
ISBN:
9781567669107
Format :
Book

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Williamsville Library DS609 .T47 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Summary

Text and plentiful color photos present an informational overview of Singapore, covering its land, plants and animals, history, schools, language, work, food, recreation, holidays, and other parts of its culture. Also includes national facts, trivia, and related Web sites.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-A succinct portrayal of this island nation. Heavily illustrated chapters of one or two pages each treat "The Land," "The People," "Long Ago," "Singapore Today," "Singapore Trivia," etc. Text and photographs show how the country is "trying to balance traditional ways of life with modern city life." Maps are well placed at the beginning of the book, offering a detailed and colorful explanation of Singapore's exact location, and excellent and current color photographs reveal its beauty. Although it is not mentioned, the significant majority of the population is Chinese, and the text states that "Singapore has four official languages: Mandarin, Malay, Tamil, and English." Yet, there is only a list of some basic Malay words and their pronunciation. Despite this shortcoming, the book provides students with the awareness that this flourishing nation-state, though small, is important.-Alida F. Given, Fairhope Intermediate School, AL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Excerpts

Excerpts

Text and plentiful color photos present an informational overview of Singapore, covering its land, plants and animals, history, schools, language, work, food, recreation, holidays, and other parts of its culture. Also includes national facts, trivia Excerpted from Singapore by Matt Thomas All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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