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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2008
The pictures are very nicely done - they do evoke the true space of the rolling landscape.

The story is brief and not very involved, but it does give a nice view into the nomadic lifestyle. It is an accurate portrayal of Mongolian countryside life.

It's a nice book to read to kids, and has very nice pictures for them to look at as you read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Economic development, technological growth, and environmental degradation have affected the lives of all people on this planet. Yet modernization has changed the way of life more slowly across generations for some people. In this outstanding book series, Jan Reynolds offers readers a fascinating glimpse into several such societies and describes how families meet their subsistence needs, practice their beliefs, interact in their communities, and live in the elements.

To effectively communicate some fairly sophisticated lessons to younger children, the clear narratives each focus on a particular family, and the vivid photographs capture a wealth of interesting information about their activities, clothes, food, and surroundings. Seeing a young aborigines boy pulling an enormous carpet snake out of a log and reading about how the Inuit people survived on a diet consisting only of caribou meat and fat are just a few of the unique experiences that reading this book series will entail.

The series has seven books. This book, Mongolia, features nomadic herders who live in the plains of this central Asian country.
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on August 13, 2014
This is a lovely book. Great photography!!
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1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 18, 2008
Nothing wrong with the book, but I was disappointed to find an elementary book for children. Had hoped to find a serious study of Mongolian Culture. This is the second time that I get a book for children on Mongolia when I had hoped for some serious stuff.

Would also like to signal that my name is Marianne Ahrne - not Ajrne as written above.
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