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Title:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Author:
Willis, Terri.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the geography and climate, history, wildlife, economy, government, people, religion, and culture of the Congo.
Language:
English
Contents:
Collapsing under its weight -- The country and the river -- Congo's bountiful diversity -- Kingdoms, colonies, and corruption -- Moving toward freedom -- Poverty amidst plenty -- People of the Congo -- Overlapping faiths -- Expression through the arts -- Life in Congo -- Timeline -- Fast facts.
Reading Level:
1040 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.8 4.0 76918.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.4 7 Quiz: 34721 Guided reading level: T.
ISBN:
9780516242507
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Describes the geography history culture industry and people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Author Notes

Terri Willis is the author of several nonfiction books for children.


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Booklist Review

Reviewed with JoAnn Milivojevic's Bosnia and Herzegovina0 . Gr. 4-6. Finely attuned to any number of conventional "country" assignment, these entries in the second Enchantment of the World series offer lucid commentary, digestible quantities of facts and statistics, eye-catching color photos, and eminently useful back matter. Both are similarly structured, with topical chapters presented in the same order, sandwiched between a tantalizing overview, and upbeat but not idealized closing insights into patterns of daily life in their respective lands. Thoughtful readers will be struck by the contrast between the authors' sometimes hard-hitting accounts of the devastating wars that have swept through each country and the brighter impressions conveyed in the photos (even scenes of land-mine removal in Bosnia and Herzegovina0 and unsmiling but well-kept refugees walking through verdant Congo landscapes have, at first glance, an idyllic air), but for collections that still own books with the words Yugoslavia 0 or Zaire0 in their titles, these make essential, first-choice replacements. --John Peters Copyright 2004 Booklist


Table of Contents

1 Collapsing Under Its Wealthp. 8
2 The Country and the Riverp. 14
3 Congo's Bountiful Diversityp. 26
4 Kingdoms, Colonies, and Corruptionp. 40
5 Moving Toward Freedomp. 56
6 Poverty Amid Plentyp. 62
7 People of Congop. 74
8 Overlapping Faithsp. 90
9 Expression Through the Artsp. 98
10 Life in Congop. 112
Timelinep. 128
Fast Factsp. 130
To Find Out Morep. 134
Indexp. 136