Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787693081
  • ISBN-13: 9780787693084
  • DDC: 394.2603
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 475 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2000 | Published/Released August 2004
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2000

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Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays is written especially for students in middle and high school, offering in-depth information on such holidays as Children's/Youth Day, Christmas (and related celebrations), Halloween and Festivals of the Dead, Hanukkah, Independence Day (Cinco de Mayo, Bastille Day, etc.), Kwanza, Yom Kippur, New Year celebrations and many others. Country-by-country descriptions let students compare and contrast customs, traditions, ceremonies, folklore, clothing, food, arts and crafts, music and dance of the different countries. The text is sprinkled with 125 photographs and illustrations, words to know, activities and interesting facts.

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"In our shrinking world, it's important for students to acquire knowledge of global customs. This comparative, four-volume guide can help provide such knowledge. This set of reference sources is intended for middle and high school students, but teachers at lower levels will also want to use it as a resource. Highly Recommended."The Book Report (January/February 2001)

— Book Report

"...excellent cultural resource on world festivals, holidays, and celebrations...easy to read, with text in a clear, understandable style...pictures are clear, large, and interesting..." -- Multicultural Review (June 2001)

— MultiCultural Review

"...contains only 11 major entries...Unfortunately, these groupings may give the impression that some holidays are more closely related than they actually are...may be useful for libraries that field numerous assignments on the topic, but the fact that the countries highlighted under each holiday appear to have been chosen arbitrarily will limit its use." -- School Library Journal (May 2001)

— School Library Journal