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Columbus Day (Holidays)

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Buddy Books
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Dec 16, 2010 Amy rated it liked it
I have enjoyed this book both times I've read it but I wouldn't recommend it, exactly. It's not badly written, often with a nice turn of phrase (although occasionally with a slightly stilted cliche) and it has a fairly compelling story, especially in the first half.

I just can't help that feel that all Columbus Days themes have all been done before, over and over - and better. There's the beautiful but crazy mother (see White Oleander), the clever girl that feels abandoned (try Once in a House o
The origin and celebration of Columbus Day are examined at an introductory level in this title from the Buddy Books Holidays series. Young readers will appreciate the large type and frequent paintings, maps, and photographs. Though the author tries to keep the subject understandable for younger readers, the text is occasionally vague and a bit confusing. A table of contents, glossary, and index are included, as well as a reference to the ABDO website, which features links to websites about Colum ...more
Angie rated it it was amazing
Oct 10, 2008
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