Cover image for Cote d'Ivoire / by Ruth Bjorklund.
Cote d'Ivoire / by Ruth Bjorklund.
Title Variants:
Ivory Coast.
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, 2019.

Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Unity and growth -- A lush landscape -- Tropical splendor -- Paths through time -- Governing the Republic -- On the rise -- People and community -- Faith and ritual -- Color and song -- Family and home -- Timeline -- Fast facts.
"This book details the history, culture, geography and government of Ivory Coast."--Provided by publisher.


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
966.68 BJO Book Junior Collection
966.68 BJO Book Junior Collection

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Nestled along the coast of West Africa, Cte d'Ivoire or Ivory Coast is a lush and beautiful land of tropical forests, grasslands, and wetlands crisscrossed by blue rivers and streams. Readers will get a close look at this gorgeous scenery as they explore Ivory Coast and learn about its wildlife, history, and government. They will also learn about local celebrations, find out what sports the countrys people like to play, and much more. Features include maps and photos; sidebars that highlight individuals, places and events; fun facts and statistics; a timeline; economic information; flags and more.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Unity and Growth
The West African nation of Côte d'Ivoire is diverse in land and peoplep. 6
Chapter 2 A Lush Landscape
The nation boasts rocky mountains, grass-covered hills, and a long coastlinep. 14
Chapter 3 Tropical Splendor
An incredible variety of creatures live in Côte d'Ivoire's thick rain forests and rich wetlandsp. 26
Chapter 4 Paths Through Time
People from many different ethnic groups and nations crossed paths to form the modern country of Cote d'Ivoirep. 40
Chapter 5 Governing the Republic
Côte d'Ivoire has been an independent nation since 1960p. 62
Chapter 6 On the Rise
Côte d'Ivoire produces more cocoa, the main ingredient in chocolate, than any other country in the worldp. 70
Chapter 7 People and Community
Members of more than sixty different ethnic groups live in Cote d'Ivoirep. 82
Chapter 8 Faith and Ritual
Ivoirians practice many different religions, with no single religion dominatingp. 92
Chapter 9 Color and Song
The nation has a rich tradition of music, art, and literaturep. 106
Chapter 10 Family and Home
Friends and family are the center of life in Côte d'Ivoirep. 118
Timelinep. 128
Fast Factsp. 130
To Find Out Morep. 134
Indexp. 136