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Title:
Welcome to France
Author:
Costain, Meredith.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, 2002.

©2000
Physical Description:
32 pages ; 26 cm.
General Note:
Originally published: South Yarra [Vic.] : Macmillan Library, 2000, in series: Macmillan countries.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.7 1.0 58011.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780791065518
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A youngster from France introduces the reader to his or her family, school, culture, festivals, and religion. The book also discusses France s landscape, climate, major cities, and landmarks. A traditional recipe and craft are also included. This easy-to-read format makes learning about countries fun.


Author Notes

Meredith Costain is an Australian children's author, born in 1955. She is the literary editor of national children's magazines, Comet, Explore and Challenge. Her awards include the Mary Grant Bruce Story Award and the Aurealis Convenor's Award. Her work includes Doodledum Dancing, illustrated by Pamela Allen; Penguin is Bed Tails, illustrated by Mitch Vane; and her latest, book 8 in the Ella Diaries Series and a bestseller, Worst Camp Ever!, illustrated by Danielle McDonald.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-A colorful, relatively simple introduction to France, as narrated by young Gregoire. The text covers family life, school, sports and leisure, culture, cities and landmarks, transportation, and more. There is also an abbreviated history. The bright, captioned, color photos on every spread include pictures of Gregoire, the Concorde, and a 16th-century chateau. Not all French words are defined in the glossary, and there is no pronunciation guide. The authors include a recipe and a game, which are intrusive. Overall, though, this is one of the better books on France available for this age group, and will be helpful for students not yet ready for Don Nardo's France (Children's, 2000), which is more detailed.- Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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A youngster from France introduces the reader to his or her family, school, culture, festivals, and religion. The book also discusses France's landscape, climate, major cities, and landmarks. A traditional recipe and craft are also included. This easy-to-read format makes learning about countries fun. Excerpted from Welcome to France by Meredith Costain, Paul Collins 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.