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It's back to school we go : first day stories from around the world /

by Jackson, Ellen B; Ellis, Jan Davey [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, c2003Edition: A Millbrook Press library ed.Description: 32 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 32 cm.ISBN: 0761319484 :; 076132562X (lib. bdg.).Title notes: $15.95 8-2006 (sp); Donated by the Dorothy J. Phillips estateSubject(s): Education -- Juvenile literature | First day of school -- Juvenile literature | Education | First day of school | Juvenile materialsSummary: In easy-to-read text, describes what the first day of school might be like for a child in Kenya, Kazakhstan, Canada, Australia, Japan, China, Peru, Germany, India, Russia, and the United States.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>The first day of school is an event that brings mixed emotions to children everywhere. There is excitement in seeing old friends and it's nice to begin a new year with a new teacher and good intentions. But first day feelings are mixed. Will last year's friends still be friends? What if the new teacher doesn't like me? Or what if the work is too hard?Ellen Jackson and Jan Davey Ellis portray children from eleven different countries experiencing their first day back at school. Each child's first-person acount is enhanced by a fact box that tells us something about the culture from which the child speaks, so that the reader is able to compare and contrast the experiences of children from different parts of the world.In words and pictures the author and artist have captured the diversity of children's school experiences, while at the same time capturing how much the world's children have in common.</p>

In easy-to-read text, describes what the first day of school might be like for a child in Kenya, Kazakhstan, Canada, Australia, Japan, China, Peru, Germany, India, Russia, and the United States.

$15.95 8-2006 (sp); Donated by the Dorothy J. Phillips estate

Includes bibliographical references (p. 30).

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Horn Book Review

Eleven fictional children from countries including China, India, and Peru describe the first day of school. Special customs (such as the German [cf2]Schultüte[cf1], the paper cone full of sweets, toys, and pencils carried by brand-new students) are introduced. Each tale features decorated borders and carefully detailed illustrations, as well as additional facts about school life in each country. Websites. Bib. From HORN BOOK Spring 2004, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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