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Bridgestone Books, Jul 1, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Countries and Cultures books explore each nation in detail, including its climate, landforms, wildlife, history, government, economics, people, and traditions. Additional features include maps, sidebars explaining the country's money and national symbols (including the flag and seal), a time line of history, and even a traditional recipe. Come discover the world! This series explores and supports the standards "Culture," "People, Places, and Environment," and "Global Connections," as required by the National Council for the Social Studies.

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Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 100 books for kids and teens. Her work has received the Minnesota Book Award and other honors, includingnbsp; Bank Street Best Books of the Year, and NCTE Notables. She and her husband live in Minnesota and have two monsters of their own, Maddie and Annabelle. When Laura's not reading or writing, she likes to dance, play games, and work with the Minnesota Brass drum corps (which involves a lot of Counting, following Patterns, and creating Shapes on the field). She tries to eat More vegetables and Less brownies, but that is hard! Learn more about Laura at

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