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By Sharron L. McElmeel

Fifteen devices specialise in authors who discuss their ethnic background via their books and people who write or illustrate multicultural fabrics. each one unit contains a large photo and a short biography containing bits of heritage info that may fascinate scholars. actions that strengthen the multicultural subject and bibliographies of similar books and flicks also are featured. excellent for the media middle and the built-in curriculum. Grades 1-6.

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Mere Fox is an Australian author whose works reflect both the differences between and the similarities among cultures. Possum Magic brings about an awareness of the foods, animals, and geography of Australia. How many intermediate students do you think know that Tasmania actually exists? The very young student will enjoy hearing Hattie and the Fox over and over again; other students will enjoy reading or hearing Fox's other stories. Paul Goble is an Englishman, but his intense interest in and study of Native Americans has prompted him to write about this culture.

Later he went to Paris, where he visited the tomb of Van Gogh and read books by Maurice Escher. It was his experiences in Paris that inspired Anno to make his first picture book, Topsy-Turvies. Anno's books fall into two categories. The first category includes books that are filled with numerical references and optical illusions. For example, in Anno's Alphabet, Anno has seemingly rendered normal objects in a normal environment. But a closer look reveals that the objects are not as they first seem: a hatchet handle is part of a tree trunk, a typewriter has only one letter, and a tube of orange paint disappears into an artist's palette.

Feldman, Eve B. Benjamin Franklin: Scientist and Inventor. Illustrated with photographs. Watts, 1990. Freedman, Russell. The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane. Illustrated with photographs by Wilbur and Orville Wright. Holiday, 1991. Jacobs, Daniel. : Inventions Then and Now. Illustrated by Daniel Jacobs. Raintree, 1990. Murphy, Jim. Guess Again: More Weird and Wacky Inventions. Bradbury, 1986. ______. Weird and Wacky Inventions. Crown, 1978. Parker, Steve. The Random House Book of How Things Work.

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