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Knox, Barbara.
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Publication Information:
Mankato, Minn. : Blue Earth Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 21 x 26 cm.
About Afghanistan -- An Afghan legend -- City and country life -- Seasons in Afghanistan -- Family life in Afghanistan -- Laws, rules, and customs -- Pets in Afghanistan -- Sights to see in Afghanistan.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.8 0.5 75316.
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DS351.5 .K56 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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An introduction to the geography, culture, and people of Afghanistan. Includes a map, legend, recipe, craft and a game.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-This fine introduction offers enough essential facts for young readers to gain an understanding of this country's culture. The well-written text covers city and country life, laws and customs, religion, geography, and more. A legend is included. One sidebar lists "Facts about Afghanistan"; others discuss "Birthdays," "The Taliban," and "Afghan Hounds." A full-page map is included. Ann Heinrichs's Afghanistan (Children's, 2003) has more coverage of history, culture, and daily life, and Mary Englar's Afghanistan (Capstone, 2003) has more information in general than either of the other titles. However, the game, craft, and recipe included in Knox's title should appeal to younger children. With its attractive design, color photos, full spreads, large print, and well-spaced text, it is suitable for simple reports.-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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 About Afghanistanp. 4
Chapter 2 An Afghan Legendp. 8
Chapter 3 City and Country Lifep. 12
Chapter 4 Seasons in Afghanistanp. 16
Chapter 5 Family Life in Afghanistanp. 18
Chapter 6 Laws, Rules, and Customsp. 22
Chapter 7 Pets in Afghanistanp. 26
Chapter 8 Sights to See in Afghanistanp. 28
Glossaryp. 30
Read Morep. 30
Useful Addressesp. 31
Internet Sitesp. 31
Indexp. 32