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Title:
New Zealand : land of the long white cloud
Author:
Keyworth, Valerie.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Dillon Press, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
111 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the history, people, religions, geography, festivals, food, and folk tales of the South Pacific nation.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780875184142
Format :
Book

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Discusses the history, people, religions, geography, festivals, food, and folk tales of the South Pacific nation.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-- New Zealand's history, culture, and geography are adequately introduced through straightforward text and full-color photographs. As in other titles in the series, a small map locates major cities and rivers but provides little information on the country's physical features, and a ``Fast Facts'' section provides the type of information readers would find in an almanac. A chapter on the Maori way of life offers insight into the heritage of the first settlers, particularly the concept of tapu , a strict set of guidelines that traditionally ruled every facet of behavior, and moko, the elaborate facial tattoo that served as an individual's signature. Although Keyworth does not soft-pedal the often violent history of the Maori and European settlers, the emphasis throughout the book is on the current ways the two cultures work and live together harmoniously. A chapter on food products includes some recipes, most of which require adult assistance for preparation. The book is up-to-date and is more detailed than New Zealand (Wayland, 1988). --Jeanette Larson, Mesquite Public Library, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.