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El Salvador
Bachelis, Faren Maree.
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Publication Information:
Chicago : Childrens Press, 1990.
Physical Description:
127 pages ; 25 cm.
Discusses the geography, history, politics, people, and culture of this Central American nation.
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F1484.3 .B33 1990 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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This series succeeds dramatically in communicating the unique charm, the allure, and the cultures of other parts of the world. Here also are geography, history, economics, key attractions ... and so much more. The result is a delightful mix of enchantment that is as riveting as it is informative.

From the start, readers are caught up in the crisp style of the series. Whether it's a description of bustling London, or an incredibly readable explanation of the decline of ancient Egypt, 5th-grade-and-up students are right there ... visualizing ... understanding ... and remembering!

Best of all, little is overlooked that will contribute to the readers' total appreciation of a culture. Be it sagas of Vikings or folktales of trolls. Or even acknowledgment of modern Vikings like Thor Heyerdahl. There's mystery such as England's Stonehenge and Egypt's Great Pyramids ... plus nature's wonders -- like Australia's egg-laying platypus and China's gentle but rare pandas. Everything is there ... to be enjoyed, relished, and learned from.

Each book also includes a chapter of brief biographies of important people. And each features an 8-10 page reference section of "quick facts", perfect for students' research, about such subjects as population, government, geographical data, currency, and historical chronology. Throughout, all the books are ablaze with a generous amount of beautiful full-color photographs.

"Enchantment of the World" can be of equal importance in the l

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Booklist Review

Gr. 5-8. This small Central American nation is often featured on nightly news reports, and here Bachelis ably provides researchers with the necessary background material. Formatted like others in the Enchantment of the World series, the book has as its mainstay information on the country's geography, history, people, and culture. The author also provides a glimpse into El Salvador's complex political life and delicate relationship with the U.S. For the most part, however, students will need to rely on newspapers and magazines for any deep insights. A combination of black-and-white and full-color photographs points up the beauty of the country as well as its poverty and violence. Also newly released in this series are Marlene Brill's Algeria (0-516-02719-0), Martha Lane's Malawi (0-516-02720-4), and Sylvia McNair's India (0-516-02717-4). Minifact sections are appended. --Barbara Elleman