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Written by Walter Oleksy


ISBN: 978-0-531-20790-1

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A tropical paradise in the southwest Pacific Ocean, the natural beauty of the Philippines has earned the island nation the nickname "The Pearl of the Orient Sea." Readers will explore the rice history of the Philippines, from how its 7,107 islands were first settled to what role the country has played in world history. They will also learn about the Philippines' government, rich culture, diverse plant and animal life, and much more.
Available to ship September 2014
Item #: 630217
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