Category Archives: The World Book of Wonders

Dances from Ireland

by Estifanos (age 7), of California, U.S.A. The first time I saw Irish dancing, it was watching a video of the very first performance of Riverdance, on the Eurovision Song Contest: I thought that it was a mind-blowing performance because the … Continue reading

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Food in China

by Estifanos (age 7), of California, U.S.A. This week, mom and I looked for recipes from China, because my grandmother came from China, and I wanted to know more about the foods from there. China has different foods in different areas. … Continue reading

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Yellow-Faced Bumble Bees

by Estifanos (age 6), of California, U.S.A. About the middle of January, I started seeing these bumble bees visiting the blueberry bushes in our front yard and the manzanita bushes in the back yard, getting pollen from the flowers. They make … Continue reading

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Dollar Street – A Culture Study Resource

by Larisa White of California, U.S.A. I just stumbled upon a wonderful new resource for the study of world cultures, which is every bit as vivid and informative as are the “Families of the World” documentaries described on our Culture Study Documentaries … Continue reading

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Visiting the Giants

by Estifanos (age 6), of California, U.S.A. Last month, I went to visit the giant redwood trees in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA. The trees there reminded me of the Carboniferous Period that I read about in “The Encyclopedia of World … Continue reading

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Places You Can Go with Arabic

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 Arabic.  I counted 23 different countries! Most of them were in … Continue reading

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Dances from Brazil

by Estifanos (age 6), of California, U.S.A. I wanted to see what kinds of other dances people did in Brazil, after seeing the Brazilian dancers of the Fogo Na Roupa Performing Company at the Ethnic Dance Festival in San Francisco. So, Mom … Continue reading

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Brazilian Feast

by Estifanos (age 6), of California, U.S.A. This week, mom and I looked for recipes from Brazil, to find out what food tastes like there, and to find out which foods from Brazil we would most like to eat. For our … Continue reading

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The True Colors of Humanity

by Larisa White of California, U.S.A. Brazilian photographer Angélica Dass has created a wonderful exhibit that explores the true colors of the human race, calling into question the absurd habit of referring to people as belonging overly-simplistic color categories like … Continue reading

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Places You Can Go with Portuguese

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 Portuguese.  I counted only 8 different countries. That surprised me. I … Continue reading

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