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Japon / Japan
ISBN: 9781410932006
Author: Green, Jen
Publisher: Capstone Pr Inc
Published: January 2008
Retail: $32.00    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Library Binding
Language: Spanish
Annotation: An engaging country studies series written in travelogue format—with a dash of detective work thrown in—helps youngsters learn about the unique features found in each country.
Additional Information
Physical Information: 0.42" H x 10.08" L x 7.92" W
Bargain Category: Non-Fiction, Middle School, History, Geography, Bilingual/Spanish
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Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2009 Spring)
These geography reference books disguised as travel guides use tidbits of trivia and engaging photographs (e.g., the tomato-throwing festival in [cf2]Espana[cf1]) to try to hook readers. Though it's an interesting approach, the encyclopedic texts tend to overpower the guidebook format, and many of the pictures are stock. Translation errors, typos, and several English-only resource lists weaken the Spanish-language editions. Reading list, timeline. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Detectives de viaje titles: [cf2]Japon[cf1], [cf2]Mexico[cf1], [cf2]Espana[cf1], [cf2]Francia[cf1], [cf2]Italia[cf1], and [cf2]India[cf1].] Copyright 2009 Horn Book Guide Reviews.