Count Your Way through China

From the Series Count Your Way

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

According to a Chinese myth, four animals helped create the universe. This ancient story joins nine other descriptions of Chinese life and culture—from the five tones of the Chinese musical scale to the seven zones of vegetation found in China. Jim Haskins’s simple text and Dennis Hockerman’s stunning illustrations give children an opportunity to get to know their neighbors across the Pacific.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 1987
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint LernerClassroom, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 1988-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF038020, JNF013030
Dewey 951
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.875 x 7.5
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 6.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 4315
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Index, Introductory note, Maps, Pronunciation guide, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Author: Jim Haskins

Illustrator: Dennis Hockerman

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Count Your Way

Count Your Way from one to ten in languages from around the world. Each spread has beautiful, full-page art and a number displayed in both English and a second language, introducing a cultural aspect of the featured country. View available downloads →


  • NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, Winner, 1987


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“Bright watercolor illustrations and simple explanations make this an informative book for young readers.”
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“Useful for introducing other cultures, for short classroom reports, or for teaching children to count in another language”