Off to class : incredible and unusual schools around the world (#0478TS8)

by Hughes, Susan

7 reviews & awards | 5 full-text reviews

FollettBound Glued Owlkids, 2011
Price: USD 19.38
Description: 64 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Dewey: 371; Int Lvl: 3-6; Rd Lvl: 5.2
AR 6.6 LG 2 145967EN; LEX 950L


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All About Me Narrative Nonfiction

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Schools. Students.

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School & Education (Juvenile Nonfiction)

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Includes bibliographical references (page 62) and index. Introduces readers to children from around the world who attend unique schools in strange locations, such as caves, boats, or train platforms, and describes what it is like to attend those schools.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Owlkids
  • Publication Date: September 11, 2011
  • Format: FollettBound Glued
  • Dewey: 371
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 64 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-329-88694-0 (originally 1-926818-86-5)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-329-88694-3 (originally 978-1-926818-86-3)
  • LCCN: 2010-943326
  • Follett Number: 0478TS8
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 5.2
  • ATOS Book Level: 6.6
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: 2
  • AR Quiz: 145967EN
  • Lexile: 950L

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 11/01/11
  • Kirkus Reviews, 08/15/11
  • Library Media Connection, 01/01/12
  • Publishers Weekly, 09/05/11
  • Resource Links, 12/01/11
  • School Library Journal, 09/01/11
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/12

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (November 1, 2011 (Vol. 108, No. 5))
Grades 3-7. How children are educated is central to how they live, and this lively picture book featuring 23 different contemporary schools is an exciting way to connect readers with children in classrooms around the world. Included are a rain-forest school in Brazil, tent schools set up after the Haitian earthquake, and a school in the Himalayas that blends Tibetan Buddhist culture with modern technology using solar panels for electricity. The presentation is never romanticized, and the down-to-earth details capture both the excitement and the challenges students face in daily life, with several full-color photographs on every page. A child in Uganda has 100 classmates, for example. A Canadian child who travels because of her father’s job sends her homework by e-mail to her teacher every day. In Siberia, teachers arrive by sleigh to indigenous communities and set up school inside a tent, with a computer powered by a generator; and in Scotland, a brand-new school is specially designed for the disabled. A global map shows each school’s location, and kids will recognize both the hardships and the exciting diversity.

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