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I wonder why Venetians walk on water : and other questions about people and places

Author: Philip Steele
Publisher: Boston : Kingfisher, 2007.
Series: I wonder why (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Answers questions about people, places, and things including, "Where do elephants glow in the dark?" and "Where does chocolate grow on trees?"
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Miscellanea
Children's nonfiction
Miscellanea Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Steele
ISBN: 9780753460832 0753460831 9781428743687 1428743685
OCLC Number: 144990974
Notes: Originally published: I wonder why countries fly flags, and other questions about people and places. New York : Kingfisher, 1995.
Includes index.
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: What is a country? --
Why do countries fly flags? --
Which country has the most people? --
Which is the biggest country? --
Where is there land, but no countries? --
How many countries are there? --
Which city is above the clouds? --
Why do Venetians walk on water? --
Which is the world's biggest city? --
Who writes with a paintbrush? --
Who reads back-to-front? --
Which country speaks over 800 languages? --
Who lives in a longhouse? --
Where do gardens grow on rivers? --
How do you stay cozy in the Gobi? --
Which is the oldest dish on the menu? --
Who eats shells, butterflies, and little worms? --
Where does it take all afternoon to have a cup of tea? --
Where do women wear bowler hats? --
Where do men wear skirts? --
Which dress has no stitches? --
Who wears money at a wedding? --
Where are children made kings and queens? --
Who sticks out their tongue to say "hello"? --
Where do children watch shadows? --
Who makes pictures from sand? --
Which dancers snap their fingers? --
Where are wheat fields bigger than countries? --
Where does chocolate grow on trees? --
Which country has more sheep than people? --
Who rides on a snowmobile? --
Where do you park your bike in China? --
Who paints pictures on trucks? --
Why do people race camels? --
Which is the world's most popular sport? --
Where do elephants glow in the dark? --
When do people eat green food? --
When is the Day of the Dead?
Series Title: I wonder why (New York, N.Y.)
Other Titles: I wonder why countries fly flags, and other questions about people and places
Venetians walk on water
Responsibility: Philip Steele.
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Answers questions about people, places, and things including, "Where do elephants glow in the dark?" and "Where does chocolate grow on trees?"

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