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  1. Rediscovering Easter Island (How History is Invented)
    Rediscovering Easter Island (How History is Invented)
    Rediscovering Easter Island (How History is Invented)
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  2. Rediscovering Easter Island (How History is Invented)

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    Price R820.00

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Spotlighted in Booklist as an established series that continue[s] to turn out titles of high quality and appeal. Supports the national curriculum standards Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; People, Places, and Environments; Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; and Global Connections as outlined by the National Council for the Social Studies.


Kathy Pelta
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Lerner Publishing Group
Lerner Publishing Group
Lerner Publishing Group
Lerner Publishing Group
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The subtitle is appropriate to this latest in a long list of of young readers books about Easter Island. While not as bad as most, i.e. The Blind Guards of Easter Island, it is not up to the standard set by Peggy Mann's Easter Island, Land of Mysteries in 1976.
The photographs are nice and the format is well suited for the age group targeted (9-12). Ms.Pelta gets the gist of the history right, but its the details that she doesn't have a good handle on. In describing the kidnapping incident of the Nancy she talks of several Easter Island girls who were thrown overboard in the harbor, only to swim safely ashore. The facts are that 12 men and 10 women were kidnapped after a "bloody combat with the natives." Three days out from the island they were allowed on deck and promptly jumped overboard to escape, and of course were never heard from again.(Metreaux,1940)
This type of mistake is inexcusable, as this particular incident helped to establish a deep mistrust of... Read more
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