Cover image for Portugal / by Ettagale Blauer & Jason Laure.
Portugal / by Ettagale Blauer & Jason Laure.
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2019.

Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Across the seas -- A pleasant land -- The natural world -- From ancient to modern -- Governing the republic -- Portugal at work -- Home and school -- A matter of faith -- Creative life -- Tradition and change -- Timeline -- Fast facts.
Describes the geography, wildlife, history, government, economy, religion, and culture of Portugal.
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946.9 BLA Book Junior Collection

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Situated at the very southwestern corner of Europe, Portugal is only about the size of Indiana. Yet despite its small size, it has a wealth of history and culture. Readers will visit this stunning European nation and see everything from its coastal fishing areas to busy cities and remote wilderness. Along the way, they will get a glimpse of local wildlife, experience Portuguese lifestyles, and learn about the countrys politics. 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 Across the Seas
Centuries ago, many explorers set sail from this small nation on the edge of Europep. 6
Chapter 2 A Pleasant Land
Portugal is home to rocky mountains and arid plainsp. 14
Chapter 3 The Natural World
From ancient forests to leaping whales, Portugal is wildp. 28
Chapter 4 From Ancient to Modern
Portuguese history features Celts, Arabs, explorers, and empirep. 38
Chapter 8 Governing the Republic
Portugal is a thriving democracyp. 66
Chapter 6 Portugal at Work
Technology, tourism, and trees are all vital to Portugal's economyp. 74
Chapter 7 Home and School
With one of the world's lowest birth rates, Portugal has small familiesp. 84
Chapter 8 A Matter of Faith
Most Portuguese are Roman Catholicp. 92
Chapter 9 Creative Life
Portugal is famed for its haunting fado music and colorful street artp. 100
Chapter 10 Tradition and Change
Portuguese culture comes alive at its many colorful festivalsp. 114
Timelinep. 128
Fast Factsp. 130
To Find Out Morep. 134
Indexp. 136