Australia and Oceania

Australia and Oceania

by Mel Friedman


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An introcuction to Australia, focusing on its geographical features, people and native animals

A True Book: Geography series dives into the many components that make each continent distinctive and exceptional. Readers will get to know each continents' geography, history, wildlife and future outlook. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531218280
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Series: Scholastic True Book Series: Geography
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 650,726
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

1 Down Under How much of Australia is desert? 7

2 Awesome Animals Can a mammal lay an egg? 11

Where can you find rock paintings that are 40,000 years old? 16

3 Australia's Past What's a didgeridoo? 19

4 Modern Times What's a Shark biscuit? 25

5 The Vast Pacific Where does the world's largest butterfly live? 29

6 Island People What giant seed helps keep bugs from biting? 37

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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