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Guatemala ABCs: A Book About the People and Places of Guatemala
Guatemala ABCs: A Book About the People and Places of Guatemala
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Reviewed Titles Capstone Interactive Accelerated Reader

Guatemala ABCs: A Book About the People and Places of Guatemala

by Marcie Aboff
Illustrated by Zachary Trover

Take an alphabetical exploration of the people, geography, animals, plants, history, and culture of Guatemala! Filled with colorful illustrations and easy-to-read text, the Country ABCs series makes learning about countries and cultures as simple as A to Z.

Reading LevelGrades K-5
Interest LevelGrades K-5
Lexile LevelAD750L
ATOS Level4.7
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #103842
PublisherPicture Window Books
Page Count32
Capstone Interactive eBook
List Price: $53.32 School/Library Price



Children's Literature (CLCD) - Mildred Hart

"The alphabet format of the books allows inclusion of unrelated facts about Guatemala in brief text supplemented by a FAST FACT feature for many letters, which amplifies the basic information. For example, "Q is for quetzal," Guatemala's national bird. In the FAST FACT you learn that Guatemala's money is named after the quetzal bird and that 100 cents (centavos) equal 1 quetzal. This format provides a great deal of information in compact form, located through both the written descriptions and the colorful illustrations, but it also separates facts about a topic. The fast facts "B is for bus" and "U is for unity" deal with transportation in Guatemala; information about food and markets can be found in U (Unity), T (Tortilla), and I (Ice Cream). Some letters are used with familiar examples ("A is for Art," "J is for Jade," "S is for Soccer") while other letters are exemplified with Guatemalan examples ("K is for Kinich Ahau," "T is for Tortilla"). A few of these are phonetically spelled but many are not, leaving the non-Spanish speaking reader wondering how to say "Kinich Ahua" or "quetzal." A helpful introductory map locates Guatemala both in Central America and in the world. The increasing Hispanic population in today's US schools makes this ABCs especially timely and useful. This book is part of the "Country ABCs" series." - Children's Literature (CLCD)

September 30, 2007

Marcie Aboff

Marcie Aboff

Marcie Aboff is the author of picture books, early readers, chapter books, and magazine stories. She also used to work as a feature writer for a daily newspaper in Escondido, California, and as a catalog copywriter for an advertising firm in New York City. She’s written more than 20 titles for Picture Window Books. Marcie loves visiting schools to talk to students about being an author, as well as helping them develop their own writing potential. When she’s not writing or visiting schools, Marcie likes to play tennis, listen to music, see really good movies, travel, and eat as much chocolate as she can. Marcie resides in Edison, New Jersey, with her two sons and one daughter. Their cat, Sneakers, also resides in the home, although he sometimes is under the impression he is the sole proprietor. Please visit Marcie’s website ( to learn more about her books.

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