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Well, it finally happened: the bookshelf collapsed under the weight of all my books! Now I have to either get rid of the extra books, or buy a VERY expensive and VERY heavy-duty bookcase.
First I will try a deal! Four for 1 credit, with at least 2 paperbacks. Or, maybe, if you reeeeeeely want something, we can work it out.
ALSO ONGOING: My country books are all brand new, unused, and are reinforced library bound books. I have about 2 dozen titles under the name of the country or under "Welcome to ----" and the country's name. I offer these at a 2 for 1 deal, because these titles are still selling on amazon.com for more than $20.
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I have offered a deal on 85 of my books --- and I found a taker! So, my bookshelf dilemma is <mostly> behind me. I can now concentrate on delivering my country books to YOU --- TEACHERS!!!!
YOU MAY ORDER 1 COUNTRY BOOK & RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL ONE FREE!
YOU MAY ORDER 2 COUNTRY BOOKS & RECEIVE 3 FOR FREE!
YOU MAY ORDER 3 COUNTRY BOOKS & RECEIVE 5 FOR FREE!
These are library quality books, full color, brand new, that I bought in bulk. I have 2 different series available, with various countries. Here is a writeup from amazon.com on the series:
Festivals of the World: Canada
From School Library Journal
Grade 5-9 - This new edition of a title published in 1994 offers a comprehensive overview of life in the world's second largest country. Pang gives ample attention to all of the elements (historical, geographical, contemporary, and cultural) that combine to define Canada's national identity. The author explains why it is such a desirable place to live (e.g., geographic beauty, social programs) while objectively addressing some of the less positive features, such as the division between French and English Canada as well as the historical and contemporary difficulties of the Native peoples. There is excellent coverage of Canadian arts but no mention of the sport of curling (where Canada is traditionally dominant on the world scale) in the chapter on leisure. Curious, too, is the fact that all of the political leaders listed are members of the Liberal Party. Full-color photos appear throughout, and the maps are current and easy to read. A time line compares developments in Canada to events taking place in the rest of the world. This worthwhile addition stands equally well with Kristi Desaulniers's Canada (Chelsea, 2003) and Eric Braun's Canada in Pictures (Lerner, 2003). - Robyn Walker, Elgin Court Public School, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
Card catalog description
Describes how the culture of Canada is reflected in its festivals.
Welcome to my Country: Cambodia
From School Library Journal
Grade 3-5-Topics such as language, the arts, food, and leisure activities are covered in simple language, accompanied by bright, colorful photographs. A brief discussion of major historical events is also offered. Each volume begins by describing the land and geography (including bordering countries). . . .A map is presented at the end of the book. The narratives seem designed to cover the kinds of research topics children are commonly asked to explore, including the industry, products, religion, etc. The discussion of the history and current political and economic climate of each country is frank, and Cambodia mentions some of the problems left in the wake of the Khmer Rouge regime, yet the overall tone is sympathetic to the people and their culture. Particularly with Thailand, readers would be hard-pressed to find mention of any difficulties-poverty, pollution, and the like. This impression is fortified by the photographs, which depict happy, smiling people. Neither the books nor videos cited in the list for further reading include a publication date, and most of the Web sites offered are for much older visitors. Both books appear to be adaptations of titles in the "Countries of the World" series (Gareth Stevens) for older children. Consider adding either one if the needs of your audience demand.
Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
SO: here are the 21 country books I have and you may order from me:
(Festivals of the World) Canada, Indonesia, Israel, Haiti, New Zealand, Czech Republic, China, Turkey, Trinidad, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia.
(Welcome to my Country) Argentina, Cambodia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Greece, Myanmar, New Zealand, Portugal, Thailand.
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