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Traditional crafts from China
Temko, Florence.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A. : Lerner Publications Co., [2001]

Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Explains the meaning of Chinese culture which is found in eight traditional handicrafts and provides instructions for creating them. Includes a list of materials needed.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.7 1.0 49674.
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TT101 .T437 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TT101 .T437 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TT101 .T437 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TT101 .T437 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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This innovative series takes a fresh approach to,teaching children about other cultures. Using a,variety of everyday materials - paper, clay,beads, felt - young readers are invited to follow,simple step-by-step instructions to create,attractive and functional objects. Students will,learn how folk crafts are a part of cultural,traditions all around the world. Ages 8-10.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-7, younger with adult help. Yarn dolls, kites, string puppets, and drums are just some of the projects included in these two books in the Culture Craft series. Each well-organized, nicely illustrated volume begins with a few words about crafts in general, materials, and a country's handicraft traditions. Then it's on to the how-to projects themselves, which are described step by step, with clear, simple diagrams and photographs to help children along. Suggestions for making other items using the same materials or with the same theme follow each project, and templates, a metric conversion chart, and a glossary round out the text. The projects vary greatly in difficulty; some safety tips are included. China includes instructions for picture scrolls and tanagrams; Caribbean includes yarn dolls, Puerto Rican vejigante masks, and metal cutouts. --Heather Hepler

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-Temko provides background information on the technique and the significance of the eight crafts explored in each of these titles. Her clear and consistent, step-by-step directions are easy to follow and the required materials are easily obtainable. Where applicable, caution notes are given and adult help is indicated. The illustrative material includes photos, drawings, labeled diagrams, and simple color maps. Unfortunately, the map of Japan shows the Atlantic rather than the Pacific Ocean. Despite this, these titles are useful supplements to the "World Crafts" series (Watts), the "Worldwide Crafts" series (Gareth Stevens), and "Country Topics for Craft Projects" series (Watts), as well as Alexandra Terzian's The Kids' Multicultural Art Book (Williamson, 1993). Besides discovering enjoyable craft activities in Temko's titles, readers will gain some knowledge of these cultures.-Augusta R. Malvagno, Queens Borough Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.