From School Library Journal
Grades 3-4--Clear, color photos and a large-print, straightforward text introduce readers to the geography, culture, and natural life of this Latin American nation. Topics such as the climate, resources, family life, music and dance, religion, pastimes, and festivals are covered over one or two pages and accompanied by crisp, attractive pictures. There is also a brief chapter on Peruvian history that mentions the election of Peru's president in June, 2001. Throughout, clear pronunciation guides are offered for Spanish and Quechua words. A simple, clear map and list of quick facts conclude the volume. While no one section of this book goes into much depth, the author provides a respectful glimpse at contemporary life in this diverse country.
Daryl Grabarek, School Library Journal
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