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I Come From a Land Down Under

Let's Visit Australia cover

 

Let’s Visit Australia
Caldwell
1963

Yes, this is still in an active youth nonfiction collection. We have featured some real “winners” here at ALB. We have a regular United Nations of outdated information going. This is NOT better than nothing.  There is probably better current information on Australia on the menu of an Outback restaurant than contained in this book. Take a look at these pages and then run to the 900s and weed those country books.

Mary

 

Spanning the Globe:

Our Exotic Friends in South America

“Real” Eskimos

Our Jewish Neighbors

Why the Chinese Are the Way They Are

Grecian Vacation

Japan Expo Guide

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan
Checkerboard Geography Library: The Countries
Italia
2002

Submitter: This is a new book and the content is fine. I just found the cover a little odd. What is the boy with the magnifying glass looking for? Taliban?

Holly: I wouldn’t necessarily call 2002 “new,” and I’m actually surprised that submitter says the content is fine.  Afghanistan has changed drastically since 2002!  Is there a newer edition than 2002 that WorldCat isn’t coming up with?  I have not seen the book, so I’ll leave you all to go comb through your country books to see if you have it.  (What is the boy with the magnifier looking for??)

Exotic India

The Land and the People of India
Modak
1960

I’ve gotta tell you that my favorite posts are usually the country books for kids.  If you haven’t, I encourage you to visit our previous posts and enjoy some library information featuring Canada, (my personal favorite, and please read the comments!), England, MexicoSoviet Union Scotland,  and South America.

I now present this little book on India.  I don’t think I am out of line in suggesting that perhaps India has had some changes since this book was published 50 years ago.  I can’t imagine any young student finding much of value in this particular publication.

There weren’t a whole lot of pictures but I thought you might like a few of these.  This is India of tomorrow, which, by my calculations, this particular girl is now retired.

Enjoy!

Mary

Did you know that you can be friends with monkeys in India?