YOUNG PEOPLE'S STORY OF OUR HERITAGE: 15 Vols. by

YOUNG PEOPLE'S STORY OF OUR HERITAGE: 15 Vols.

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Although no individual prices have been announced, the publisher expects to sell this new series as individual titles as well as in a unit. The 15 titles listed below constitute both a textual and visual expansion of Hillyer and Huey's standards for younger children -- A Child's history of Art, A Child's History of the World and A Child's Geography of the World. Undoubtedly the most attractive feature of these books is the illustrations. They are profuse for each volume and, whether it's a reproduction, a photograph or a sketch you are looking at, the comparison that seems most appropriate is to the American Heritage/Horizon books which are known for their notable color work. The style employed in the text is the direct ""you"" pointing the reader toward the pictures with directions on what to look for. This becomes a bit tiresome, but it is an introduction, and it definitely is an approach the school market doesn't boggle at, and these are aimed at the school market. For sheer good looks, the series will probably make a direct hit, too. The added attraction is the educator's handbook supplying concept development and overview, sample questions and their answers and suggested projects. This looks like a classroom teacher's pet and considering how little there is available within the reading grasp of this age level, librarians will be interested too.

Publisher: Children's Press