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Costa Rica ABCs: A Book About the People and Places of Costa Rica
Costa Rica ABCs: A Book About the People and Places of Costa Rica
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Costa Rica ABCs: A Book About the People and Places of Costa Rica

Coffee and brightly painted oxcarts. Quetzals, coastlines, and the Montverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Learn the ABCs of Costa Rica in this exotic, colorful tour of the small but treasure-filled Central American country.

Reading LevelGrades K-5
Interest LevelGrades K-5
Lexile LevelAD930L
ATOS Level5
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #112814
PublisherPicture Window Books
Page Dimensions11" x 9"
Page Count32
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $30.65 School/Library Price



School Library Journal - Julie R. Ranelli

"These well-researched, alphabetical introductions offer something meaningful and informative for every letter. A brief introduction places the country on the map, clearly stating its continent and showing its neighbors. Each page includes one letter, a few explanatory sentences, and, often, a related one-sentence "fast fact." The terms applied to the alphabet do not feel contrived, and they highlight a significant part of the country's culture. For example, "Q" in Venezuela is for queso blanco (phonetic pronunciation included), a cheese that does not melt when heated. The always-challenging letter "X" in Vietnam stands for xich lo, "a carriage ride by bike." The most captivating illustrations are seen in the expressive folk-art style of Venezuela's acrylic paintings. The art in Costa Rica also features acrylics, but in a less-engaging, realistic style. The pictures in Brazil are a bit cartoonlike and digital. The watercolor and gouache, realistic art makes Vietnam visually appealing. Back matter includes a list of encyclopedic facts (major industries, holidays, population, etc.), a useful glossary, a handful of basic words and their translations, and the FactHound link. Useful purchases with genuinely interesting facts in clear prose and colorful illustrations." - School Library Journal

September 1, 2007

Sharon Katz Cooper

Sharon Katz Cooper

Sharon Katz Cooper has written more than 25 books and articles for children. She has also written several books and articles for adults—but those are less fun. Several of her books have been finalists for the Association of Educational Publishers (EdPress) awards. Sharon lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with her husband, Jason, and her son, Reuven. She likes to cook, travel, wear hats, eat chocolate, and read other children’s books. In her spare time, she helps to design museum exhibits.

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