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The World Almanac for Kids 2002.

The World Almanac for Kids 2002 World Almanac Books 336 pages

Buying the World Almanac for Kids 2002 is quite possibly the best investment you'll make all year. Jam-packed with anything and everything you ever wanted to know about the world, the World Almanac will entertain you for hours learning interesting facts, figuring out puzzles, and playing games.

What's new in this year's Almanac? In addition to the regular topics such as animals, art, and weather, you can now read a new chapter on games featuring trading cards and robotics. A new travel section explores roller coasters around the world. An African-American section highlights prominent African Americans through history, from Harriet Tubman to Oprah Winfrey. The updated "Faces and Places" section features information on today's hottest celebrities like Julia Roberts, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Britney Spears, Tiger Woods, and musical group O-Town.

Each page of the Almanac is full of photos, graphics, and charts--there are no boring pages! The Almanac can be used for school research, quick fact checking, or just to increase your knowledge of the world we live in.

And the Almanac is online! Visit to view much of the information in the book. Use their search engine to find out which famous person shares your birthday or which animal can run the fastest. The online version includes interactive games and puzzles for you to try--when you've had enough research!

The Web site also allows you to enter the "Kids Speak Out" contest sponsored by the Almanac. To enter, you must write and explain who you think are the three most important people in the world today and why. Entries may be sent through mail, e-mail, fax, or at All entries must include your name, address, age, and daytime phone number. You must be ages 6-14 to enter, and all entries must be received by February 28, 2002. The grand prize winner will take an all-expense paid family vacation to Washington, D.C.! With all of the new information you'll learn through the Almanac, D.C. should be a very exciting place.
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Date:Oct 1, 2001
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