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Welcome to China
Costain, Meredith.
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Publication Information:
Broomall, PA : Chelsea House Publishers, 2002.

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

Includes index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.4 1.0 58009.
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Material Type
Home Location
East Aurora Library DS706 .C67 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Audubon Library DS706 .C67 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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In each volume of this series, a youngster from the highlighted country introduces the reader to his or her family, school, culture, festivals, and religion. The books also discuss the landscape, climate, major cities, and landmarks of each nation covered. Each book includes a recipe and craft particular to a culture. The series is presented in an interesting, easy-to-read format that 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-This easy-to-read resource covers many aspects of the country that would interest students, such as "Sports and leisure," "School," "Plants and animals," and even a two-page attempt at "History and government" (a rather impossible task). The endpapers display some basic words and numbers in Mandarin Chinese, but do not offer pronunciation guides. There is also a two-page chapter on "Festivals and religion." At least one full-color photograph appears on every page. A recipe for Yangzhou chao fan (fried rice) and directions for making a Chinese lantern for Yuan Hsiao, the Lantern Festival, are included. The information is current, but extremely limited, making this a serviceable addition, but not a first purchase.-Alida F. Given, Fairhope Intermediate School, AL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



A youngster from China introduces the reader to his or her family, school, culture, festivals, and religion. The book also discusses China'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 China 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.

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