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A Visual Dictionary of Native Communities
Contributor(s): Kalman, Bobbie
ISBN: 0778735257     ISBN-13: 9780778735250
Publisher: Crabtree Pub Co
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: February 2008
Annotation: How did the plains nations benefit from the buffalo? How did they use other animals to make warm clothing for winter? This illustrated dictionary introduces the way of life of the early Native peoples who lived on the Great Plains. Themes include: homes, food, clothing, transportation, and hunting techniques.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Indians of North America; History; Dictionaries, Juvenile.
Indians of North America; History; Pictorial works; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | United States
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Reference | Dictionaries
Dewey: 973.04/97
LCCN: 2007044419
Lexile Measure: 810
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: Crabtree Visual Dictionaries
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 10.50" H x 8.25" W x 0.10" (0.40 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 119739
Reading Level: 5.2   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 1.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2008 June)

Gr 3–5— These titles are derived from former titles by the author including the "Historic Communities," "Life in the Old West," "Colonial People," and "Native Nations of North America" series (all Crabtree). Each volume is divided into 15 chapter spreads that vary widely but generally focus on aspects of daily life, including clothing, food, homes, and work and other activities. The treatments are cursory, particularly in Native Communities , which attempts to cover the entire North American continent. Each spread has an introductory paragraph and includes an assortment of small and spot illustrations. Terms are defined in paragraphs or in captions accompanying the many color drawings. Labeling these titles as dictionaries is somewhat deceptive. Owners of the earlier series won't need them, and others should consider North American Indian (DK, 2005), Joy Masoff's Colonial Times (Scholastic, 2000), and titles from Sally Senzell Isaacs's "Picture the Past" series (Heinemann Library) instead.—Carol S. Surges, McKinley Elementary School, Wauwatosa, WI

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