This series introduces children to the countries of the world through pictures. Each title focuses on one country and uses top-quality photographs and clear text to explain key facts and features. These include the people and how they live, the climate, landscapes, towns and cities, plus chapters on what the country produces. A full-colour map details major geographical features and places pictured in the book. Each title has an index and notes to explain how to use the book. Italy describes the different lifestyles and landscapes - from the sunny, dry south up to the mountainous industrial north - of this mid-Mediterranean country. Separate chapters describe how the Italians live, eat and spend their leisure time.
Henry Pluckrose is the author of all the titles in the Picture A Country series. A renowned educationalist of international standing, he has a particular interest in developing children's inquiry skills.