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Bobbie Kalman

Mississauga (Ont.), Crabtree Publishing, 1990. 32pp, cloth, ISBN 0-86505-212-3 (cloth) $19.95, ISBN 0-86505-292-1 (paper) $9.95. (The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series.) CIP


Bobbie Kalman

Mississauga (Ont.), Crabtree Publishing, 1990. 32pp, cloth, ISBN 0-86505-210-7 (cloth) $19.95, ISBN 0-86505-290-5 (paper) $9.95. (The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series.) CIP


Bobbie Kalman

Mississauga (Ont.), Crabtree Publishing, 1990. 32pp, cloth, ISBN 0-86505-211-5 (cloth) $19.95, ISBN 0-86505-291-3 (paper) $9.95. (The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series.) CIP

Grades 4 to 7/Ages 9 to 12
Reviewed by Michele F. Kallio.

Volume 19 Number 5
1991 October

This set of three large, colourful books brings the elementary student the true flavour of India.

These books are part of "The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures" series published by Crabtree Publishing. The author uses clear and concise language to introduce students to India and her people. Each book in the series can stand on its own, but complements the others when used in tandem.

India: The Land looks at the geogra­phy of the sub-continent. It discusses city life, country life, industry, agricul­ture and transportation, as well as the various types of wildlife found in the country. It contains a glossary of terms used and an index for reference.

India: The Culture discusses the various religions in India and their effects on Indian social life, festivals and celebrations, the performing arts, handicrafts, and customs and even contains recipes. A glossary and index are included.

India: the People describes India's people with all their differences and their similarities. The book discusses family and home life, life in villages and India's teeming cities, languages and education, occupations and social problems, and includes a glossary and index.

In each book we are introduced to a citizen of India so that we may learn more about his or her daily life.

The books are large (8 1/2 x 11 inches), bright and colourful. They abound with colour photographs, which aid the student to a better understand­ing of life on the sub-continent of India.

The print is clear and easy to read. Presentation is both attractive and appealing.

While the books do point out India's many social problems the author is quick to praise initiatives to bring about social change.


Michele F. Kallio, Black's Harbour, N.B.
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