Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: An introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, people, and culture of the fertile island located 1000 miles southeast of Florida.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 3-5-- An attractive looking series from England, with full-color photos (all uncaptioned) on about half of each page. The texts, however, are all very superficial and vary widely in quality. Each book has a few sentences of text in large print, a drawing of the flag, pictures of money and stamps, a half page of vital statistics, and a not always accurate index. Haiti is poorly organized. One example: "Papa Doc" and "Baby Doc" Duvalier and their fall from grace are mentioned on one page, followed by information about religion and major cities, and several pages later comes a terse statement that since 1986 the military has "provided much of the country's leadership." The two major faiths are listed as Roman Catholicism and Voodoo, and Voodoo is mentioned several times in the text, but no explanation of either the mysticism or African tribal roots of the religion are offered, nor is there any mention of how it is practiced. Panama covers its subject fairly well, but throws in the following gratuitious bit of cultural chauvenism: the caption under a photograph of five men, two with liquor bottles in hand, reads "Spanish-speaking Panamanian men refer to themselves as Paname nos. Men like to show how strong and daring they are, at the expense of women. This is called machismo ." Puerto Rico is the best organized and a reasonably good introduction to the country. While it is acceptable as an introductory or supplementary title, Panama and Haiti are not. --Rosanne Cerny, Queens Borough Public Library, NY
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Title: Take a Trip to Puerto Rico (Take a Trip to ...
Publisher: Franklin Watts
Binding: Library Binding
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Scholastic Library Publishing. Library Binding. Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Seller Inventory # G053110737XI5N10
Book Description Franklin Watts, 1989. Library Binding. Condition: Good. Hardcover in good to very good condition. All inside pages are in great shape. Minor shelf wear to the pink spine and blue cover. Ex library. Measures 8.5 x 7 x .25 inches. 32 pages. Seller Inventory # mon0000037793
Book Description Franklin Watts, 1989. Library Binding. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG053110737X