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Title:
In a Ghanaian city
Author:
Provencal, Francis.
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Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish, 2001.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations, map ; 22 x 29 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.4 0.5 62205.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780761412236
Format :
Book

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Summary

More than ever, children need to realize worlds beyond their own, including some very different from their own. Even more important, they should recognize that the people living in these lands aren't really so different after all. Written by native authors and filled with engaging details, A Child's Day takes young readers on a journey where they follow one child throughout the course of the day to learn about the child's family and friends, culture and language, school and play. An astounding amount of information is woven through the deceptively simple narratives. Numerous, original photographs featured in each volume as well as key facts about each country will further aid young readers in appreciating other cultures.


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Booklist Review

Ages 6-8. By focusing on a typical child's daily life, these two entries in A Child's Day series deliver plenty of cultural information without being too generic. Large, good-quality color photos and brief, engaging text follow a seven-year-old child through wake-up, school, playtime, chores, hobbies, meals, and bedtime. A few visual details may puzzle children: Why does the Ghanaian boy shower in his swimming suit? Why does the Russian girl change her clothes so often? But the picture-book format will attract browsers, and children will easily connect with the captured moments of daily life. Back matter includes expanded sections on history, religion, and language, as well as a bibliography. Attractive, basic introductions to world cultures. --Gillian Engberg


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-In these titles, readers meet a seven-year-old from each country and follow the children through a busy day. Each page includes one to four lines of text with at least one clear, color photograph or map. The illustrations help bring to life each child's home and school experience, and even show them as they wash in the morning, demonstrating at a most fundamental level the differences in cultures. Readers will be interested in the many contrasts between these lives and their own; details such as the integration of physical activity throughout the day at a Chinese school will be noticed by U.S. students who tire of sitting for long periods of time. Throughout both books, foreign words are accompanied by a translation in parentheses or an explanatory note. Chinese also provides the phonetic pronunciation for a few words at the end of the book while Ghanaian explains that Twi, the most widely spoken language, is not usually written down. Concluding three-page sections briefly discuss the history, land, religion, people, and the language of each country. Good additions to collections owning more traditional studies on these nations.-Alida F. Given, Fairhope Intermediate School, AL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.