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Around the World in Eight Weeks

Meira Feinman

A vacation in your living room! Each week this summer, Mishpacha Junior will take you on a virtual tour of interesting places around the world. This Week:Islands

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Hawaii  An island is a piece of land surrounded completely by water. Islands can be very small, but not too big — if they get too big, they’re called “continents” (think of Australia). One out of every ten people in the world lives on an island. That might be surprising until you realize that Englandis an island, as is Greenland, and Indonesia(which has the fourth largest population in the world.) We seem to be fascinated with these special spots. There’s even a word for “a crazy (or strong) attraction to islands”: islomania. Let’s check out some famous islands around the globe.

 

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