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3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  24 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
This series meets National Curriculum Standard for: Social Studies: Culture Global Connections People, Places, & Environments Production, Distribution, & Consumption Time, Continuity, & Change
Hardcover, 143 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Children's Press(CT) (first published March 1st 1997)
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Sarah Crawford
Jan 22, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book, as most others, has very good photographs, and lots of regular information, but the strength of this book is in the emphasis it places on Japanese culture.

There's the usual historical information (with various maps, and additional resources noted at the end of the book), but I was most impressed by the time spent on Japanese religion, foods, entertainment, and other aspects of the Japanese culture. To me, how people live is just as important and more interesting than technical facts
Eagle Watcher
This book is ok for it's brief mention of Ancient Japan. All it did was have a small history of some of the periods and about some of the clans like the Fujiwark. This book is all about the religion of Japan and some of it's ancient ways.

Since I had no choice I had to pick this book because it was the only book I could find that even referenced Ancient Japan.

As you can see this book was probably TERRIBLE.
Oct 28, 2008 Catherine rated it really liked it
Learning more about Japan, b/c I have a daughter (exchange student) from there and we're doing a huge project on Japan for a culture fair.
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I wanted a "basic" book about Japan, not some scholarly edition. This fit the bill nicely.
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Ann Heinrichs is the author of more than 200 books for children and young adults. They cover U.S. and world history and culture, science and nature, and English grammar. Ann has also enjoyed careers as a children’s book editor and an advertising copywriter. An avid traveler, she has toured Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia. Born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, she now lives in Chicago. She ...more
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