Titles: Japan – the People ; Japan – the Land
Author: Bobbie Kalman
Japan – the Land and Japan – the People were both written by the same author. They both talk about how Japan is both a modern and traditional country. I learned a fair amount of things from each book. For example, I learned that sumo wrestling was originally intended as a religious ceremony to entertain the Shinto gods but now it is Japan’s national sport. I also learned that the Japanese learned about electricity from the U.S. The books are both divided up into sections that talk about similar yet different things. In Japan – the Land for example, they talk about the geography and weather of Japan while in the other book they talk about the average day and cooking of a Japanese person. My over all critical result of these books is a thumbs–in–the-middle-result. While I learned a fair amount of things, they were not very entertaining. This is my first compare – and – contrast review.
Posted by: Fred Reads