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While Africa is one continent it contains many diverse countries. Amazing Africa Projects You Can Build
Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the stunning landscapes, ancient civilizations and ethnic groups, unique traditions, and amazing wildlife of the vast African continent.
About the Author
Carla Mooney is the author of several books for young readers including The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World and Explore Rivers and Ponds!. Her work has also appeared in many magazines including Highlights, Faces, and Learning through History. Megan Stearns is a freelance artist from Long Island, New York. Mainly self-taught, she took a couple of art courses at her alma mater, the University of Virginia. Since graduating, Megan has completed many commissions, including portraits of animals, people, and landscapes; T-shirt designs; and children's book illustrations. Megan's other artistic interests include writing, editing, ballet, and music.
"Casual and informative, this large, attractive, browsable paperback in the Build It Yourself series offers a view of contemporary African life that reaches far beyond the usual scenery-and-wildlife tourists' perspective." Booklist
"Has an enormous amount of information, covering history, occupations, ethnic groups, daily life, geography, recreation, music, and more ...and would be useful for assignments and programming ideas." School Library Journal
"Chock full of interesting facts, word-helps, and sidebars that complement the great variety of activities. Definitely a book you will use as a regular resource." Calliope Magazine