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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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Description

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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Contributor Notes

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."

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.

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, Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
  • Winner, ABC Choices Award , Association of Booksellers for Children
  • Winner, Independent Publisher Book Award
  • Winner, Our Choice - Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Winner, Children's Choices List, International Reading Association
  • Winner, Nautilus Award
  • Winner, Children's Book Award, International Reading Association
  • Winner, Parent's Guide Choice Award
  • Winner, NAPPA - Children's Resources Gold Award
Editorial Reviews

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


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.—Children's Book News


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.—School Library Journal


It's an eye-opener for all.—Where Toronto


This offering can be an eye-opener and a source of action.—Library Talk, Starred Review


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.—ForeWord


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