Cover image for Russia
Title:
Russia

Country profiles, Russia

Blastoff! discovery. Country profiles.
Title:
Russia
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Publisher Info:
Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, Inc., 2018.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
Series:
Blastoff! discovery. Country profiles.
Contents:
In two places at once! -- Location -- Landscape and climate -- Wildlife -- People -- Community life -- Customs -- School and work -- Play -- Food -- Celebrations -- Timeline -- Fast facts -- Glossary.
Abstract:
"Engaging images accompany information about Russia. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"-- Provided by publisher.

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Summary

"Russia is a rare transcontinental country, with its small western part belonging to Europe and its large eastern part belonging to Asia. The dividing line is the Ural Mountains. Fluent readers will see both sides of Russia and discover the cultural elements that unite all of its people. This title includes: sidebars, photo labels, captions, detailed maps, world maps, status bars, and details on population, exports, size, currency, and more!"


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Attractive photos, well matched with the text, are the strongest element of this set. The books all share a common format, beginning with an introductory photo and description of an iconic location, such as the Taj Mahal, Great Wall of China, or Stonehenge. Additional spreads locate each country and describe its landscape and climate, wildlife, population, schools, sports, foods, and celebrations, with content that is generally positive about it and its people. A "Fact Page" adds statistics, and directions for a children's game that is popular in the country and a recipe for a traditional dish are pluses. Most of the content is standard geographic information, but the text is occasionally vague to a fault. ("Small populations of First Nations and Inuit people also call Canada home"-can a million-plus people be considered "small"?). VERDICT A fine choice for introduction and basic reports. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.