Gr 7 Up-These titles cover the history, future, geography, culture, government, and economy of both nations. Well organized and attractive, the books have colorful, captioned photographs throughout and a clear writing style. The importance of Islam in both countries is discussed, with an entire chapter devoted to the topic in Kuwait; the author emphasizes that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance. The map included in each volume is merely adequate. Overall, these volumes complement similar offerings in the "Enchantment of the World" series (Children's) or "Countries of the World" series (Gareth Stevens) and fill the bill for standard report assignments.-Michael Giller, South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville, SC Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.