It Ain't Flat: A Memorizable Book of Countries

Rated 4.50/5 based on 4 reviews
It Ain't Flat is a fun list of countries meant to be read aloud to facilitate easy memorization (or just entertaining reading). More
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About Karl Beckstrand

Karl Beckstrand is the award-winning author of fifteen books and more than 40 online titles (reviews by Kirkus, The Horn Book blog, School Library Journal, ForeWord Reviews). Raised in San Jose, California, USA, he received a B.A. in journalism from BYU and an M.A. in international relations from APU. Two publishers produced his early titles, and in 2004 he founded Premio Publishing & Gozo Books. An engaging speaker, consultant, and workshop facilitator, Beckstrand has experience in high tech, public policy, radio, TV, and film. He teaches media at a state college and contrasts traditional- with digital/self-publishing. He has presented for SUECON (education conference), Taiwan’s Global Leadership for Youth, California’s Capital Book Festival, Utah Educational Library Media Association, Salt Lake City Book Festival, Utah Humanities Council, Murray City Writer’s Workshop, PCI Webinars, Utah Housing Coalition, Midvale City Reading Program, Utah Office of Education, and many schools. His nonfiction/biographies, fiction, Spanish & bilingual books (with pronunciation guide), e-book mysteries, and app feature diverse characters and usually end with a twist. He has lived abroad, been a Spanish/English interpreter, and enjoys volleyball and kayaking (usually not at the same time). His multicultural work has appeared in: Barnes & Noble, Border’s Books, Deseret Book, Costco, Kindle/Amazon, Sony/Nook/Kobo/iBooks, The Children’s Miracle Network, The Congressional Record of the U.S. House of Representatives, Papercrafts Magazine, LDS Film Festival, and various broadcasts. Find: “Karl Beckstrand – Author” on FB, Amazon, Twitter, and Get books/ebooks/app via: Baker & Taylor,, EBSCO, Follett/BWI, Ingram, Mackin, Overdrive, Quality Books,,

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Review by: Wayne Brandolino on May 26, 2012 :
I forgot to rate it on my previous review. Couldn't see the stars below.
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Review by: Wayne Brandolino on May 26, 2012 : (no rating)
Wow! I didn't realize there were so many countries in the world. This book would be great for adults as well. Great rhyming memory system. All we need now is a pronunciation guide.
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Review by: Thane Beckstrand on May 19, 2012 :
Somewhere I bet there is kid who will wind up on Letterman someday and recite this book.
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Review by: brian wilson on May 17, 2012 : (no rating)
Karl, I like the concept. I love word play so this is something I would enjoy. It does remind me of Billy Joel's "We didn't start the fire." But I do mean that in a good way. I wonder how kids might struggle with pronunciation since I do as an adult.
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