Category Archives: The World Book of Wonders

Wild Animals in Alaska

by Estifanos (age 6), of California, U.S.A. I went on a cruise ship to Alaska, in September 2017. My first stop was at Mendenhall Glacier, in Juneau. While I was there, I saw a cute little baby porcupine on the side … Continue reading

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Ecological Succession in Alaska

by Larisa White of California, U.S.A. I just returned from a week-long cruise to Alaska. It was amazing to spend time in a place where the Living Earth was so blatantly ALIVE — changing land, with geological contours reshaping themselves … Continue reading

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Places You Can Go with Spanish

by Estifanos (age 6), of California, U.S.A. I was looking through “The Travel Book,” and I wondered how many countries I could visit, if I only knew how to speak Spanish.  I counted 21 different countries. Things that I would really like … Continue reading

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Places you can go with French

by Estifanos (age 6), of California, U.S.A. I was looking through “The Travel Book,” and I wondered how many countries I could visit, if I only knew how to speak French, because I’m studying French on Rosetta Stone.  I counted 34 … Continue reading

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Ethnic Dance Festival

by Estifanos (age 6), of California, U.S.A. Yesterday, and last Sunday, I went to the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival at the San Francisco Opera House.  The theatre had golden decorations on the walls, and comfortable cloth seats. We saw eighteen … Continue reading

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Places you can go with English

by Estifanos (age 6), of California, U.S.A. I was looking through “The Travel Book,” and I wondered how many countries I could visit, if I only knew how to speak English.  I counted 68 different countries that have English as an … Continue reading

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Lesson from a Mama Woodrat

by Larisa White, of California, U.S.A. We’ve been working over the past dozen plus years on a Native California ecosystem restoration project on our 1/3-acre property, and over the past two years, developing an organic fruit/veggie mini-farm, with small growing … Continue reading

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World-Game: Mexico

by Estifanos (age 6), of California, U.S.A. Country: Mexico Food people eat: Pancakes (I saw this in the “Families of the World” documentary on Mexico.) Animal that lives there: Rabbit Food that animal eats: Grass What eats that animal: Beaded Lizard (I saw … Continue reading

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Lesson from Mr. & Mrs. Bewick Wren

by Larisa White, of California, U.S.A. A few weeks ago, the tiniest little Bewick wren I ever saw flew out of a bush and sat on the fence while I snipped some kale for dinner, peeping at me continually, to let me know … Continue reading

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Lesson from a Redwood Grandmother

by Larisa White, of California, U.S.A. Earlier this week, I drove through a wall of fog to visit the coast redwoods of Muir Woods. They were sparkling in the full glory of their pale-green new growth for the year. And … Continue reading

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