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Written by Jean F. Blashfield


ISBN: 978-0-531-20789-5

List Price: $40.00

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Despite its small size, Panama has played a big role in history. Located at the junction of Central America and South America, its famous canal offers the fastest passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Readers will learn how Panama was first settled, how it came to be the site of one of the world's most important canals, and what life is like there today.
Available to ship September 2014
Item #: 630216
Imprint: Children's Press
Copyright: 2015
Trim Size: 8" x 9 1/4"
Pages: 144
Grades: 5 - 9
Ages: 10 - 14
  • Colorful photos provide breathtaking views of foreign cities and landscapes
  • Sidebars highlight especially interesting people, places, and events
  • Delicious, easy recipes give readers the opportunity to experience foreign cuisine first-hand
  • Fun facts and statistics are included for easy reference
  • Additional content for further learning on this subject available at www.factsfornow.scholastic.com
  • Complex texts allow students to explore unique features of the country and determine how key details support the main ideas
  • Text features such as bold print, captions, and callout boxes provide clarity and help students locate answers to questions