Series: Country Explorers   

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Annotation: Introduction to Jamaica featuring many color photos, describes the nation's geography, people, and culture.
Genre: World history
Catalog Number: #41505
Format: Library Binding
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Copyright Date: 2010
Edition Date: 2010
Pages: 48 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-580-13604-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-580-13604-4
Dewey: 972.92
LCCN: 2009019480
Dimensions: 22 x 25 cm.
Language: English
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This book provides a brief introduction to Jamaica, from its history and climate to its language and people. The oversized text condescends to both the reader (gratuitous exclamation points abound) and the island (festival dancers wear "crazy" costumes); color photos, illustrations, maps, and sidebars compete for attention. This book is a pared-down version of the same title in the publisher's Globe-Trotters Club series. Bib., glos., ind.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Word Count: 1,895
Reading Level: 4.0
Interest Level: 2-5
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.0 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 4303 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.4 / points:3.0 / quiz:Q49112
Lexile: IG600L
Guided Reading Level: O
Fountas & Pinnell: O

Pack your bags! We're headed to Jamaica. On this whirlwind tour, you'll learn all about the country's landscape, culture, people, and more. We'll explore Jamaica from its bustling cities to its sandy beaches and jutting mountains. We'll also find out what kind of food people eat and learn about reggae music and dub poetry. A special section introduces Jamaica's capital, language, population, and flag. Hop on board and take a fun-filled look at your world.

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