France in Pictures
From the Series Visual Geography Series, Second Series
The largest nation in the European Union, France serves as one of the world’s cultural centers. With a rich national history and world-renowned art, fashion, and food, France draws millions of tourists each year.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Twenty-First Century Books ™|
|Graphics||1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations|
|ATOS Reading Level||7.8|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||138706|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||3.0|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Photo captions, Sidebars, Table of contents, and Timeline|
Author: Alison Behnke
Born in Rochester, Minnesota, Alison Behnke had the good fortune to live in Rome, Italy, for three years while in grade school. Not only did this move expand her horizons enormously and introduce her to one of the world’s best and most beautiful cities, but it provided her with a wealth of writing material. Even before her Roman holiday, however, Alison knew that she wanted to be an author—a desire which, according to her parents, she first voiced around age six. Good teachers, avid reading, and a children's librarian for a mother all fed the fire. Alison went on to take a degree in English with a focus on Creative Writing, and at present count she has written more than thirty books. Alison lives in Minneapolis, and when she's neither reading nor writing, she spends her time on pursuits including photography, travel, and striving to make the perfect espresso.