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Doak, Robin S. (Robin Santos), 1963-
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN : Compass Point Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 23 cm.
Introduces the geography, history, culture, and people of Iran, a large, rugged country in southwestern Asia.
Salam! -- Early history -- The 20th century -- After the revolution -- The Muslim religion -- Life in Iran -- Arts and culture -- Education in Iran -- Food in Iran -- Iran today.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.3 0.5 75740.
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DS254.75 .D63 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Describes the history, geography, government, economics, and people of Iran.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Geography, history, cultures, and people are covered in these overviews. Large, colorful photographs enrich the readable texts and appear on nearly every page. Each volume includes one or two serviceable maps. The "At a Glance" section of each volume provides facts often asked for by teachers, such as languages spoken, population, capital city, currency, and a picture of the country's flag. Readers must enter a book ID number to get a list of related Web sites, most of which are for an older audience. Glossaries are limited to only seven or eight terms, and events on the time lines are not always included in the texts. In United States, Native Americans receive mention in only four sentences, with no reference to the fact that they were forced from their land. Similarly, in Cuba, the people and history of the island before Columbus's discovery are virtually ignored. These books are more informative than the "True Book" series on countries. Acceptable purchases for report writers who are not yet ready for the higher reading level of the "Enchantment of -" series (both Children's Press).-Melinda Piehler, Sawgrass Elementary School, Sunrise, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Salam!p. 4
Early Historyp. 9
The 20th Centuryp. 14
After the Revolutionp. 19
The Muslim Religionp. 22
Life in Iranp. 26
Arts and Culturep. 34
Education in Iranp. 37
Food in Iranp. 39
Iran Todayp. 41
Glossaryp. 44
Did You Know?p. 44
At a Glancep. 45
Important Datesp. 46
Want to Know More?p. 47
Indexp. 48