The Dominican Republic is a vibrant country influenced by its Spanish and African heritage. Explore the unique celebrations, food, and art of this tropical island nation. Books in the Countries of the World series teach readers about countries' unique features through engaging content and pictures. Readers will learn about the Dominican Republic's forests, brimming with orchids and hundreds of bird species, as well as its people and their rich past. This book includes a table of contents, activity sections, sidebars, a glossary, and references to learn more.