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If the World Were a Village - Second Edition

A Book about the World’s People

by David J. Smith, illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong

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The 2nd Edition of the best-selling book which has sold over 400 000 copies in 17 languages — updated with new content and insights about the world's people. First published to wide acclaim in 2002, this eye-opening book has since become a classic, promoting "world-mindedness" by imagining the world's population — all 6.8 billion of us — as a village of just 100 people. Now, If the World Were a Village has been newly revised with updated statistics, several new activities and completely new material on food security, energy and health. By exploring the lives of the 100 villagers, children will discover that life in other nations is often very different from their own. If the World Were a Village is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.

About the Authors
David J. Smith is a teacher and educational consultant with over 25 years of experience in the classroom and is the creator of the award-winning curriculum "Mapping the World by Heart."
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Shelagh Armstrong is a freelance commercial artist who has designed adult book covers, stamps and commemorative coins .If the World Were a Village was her first children's book. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens , Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Alberta Children’s Choice Rocky Mountain Book Award
  • Winner, Our Choice - Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • Winner, Nautilus Award
  • Winner, Independent Publisher Book Award
  • Winner, ABC Choices Award , Association of Booksellers for Children
  • Winner, Children’s Choices List, International Reading Association
  • Winner, Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
  • Winner, Children’s Book Award, International Reading Association
  • Winner, Parent’s Guide Choice Award
  • Winner, NAPPA - Children’s Resources Gold Award
Editorial Reviews

It’s an eye-opener for all.


Thought-provoking and highly effective, this world-in-miniature will open eyes to a wider view of our planet and its human inhabitants.


Unique format shrinks the world’s population down to 100 and presents who we are, where we live, how fast we are growing, what languages we speak and more.


These days, the world seems to be getting smaller. This timely, unique book enhances that sentiment. It is useful for a current understanding of the world’s population.


This amazing book could be used in many different ways across the curriculum. Each chapter (on topics such as population, food and schooling) is accompanied by bright, folksy illustrations that make this global village look like a lively and interesting place. Includes a section on teaching children about the global village.


This highly informative book will get kids thinking and asking questions.

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