posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 09:35 PM
Scholastic Inc. recently released this children's book, “Thea Stilton and the Blue Scarab Hunt”.
It's about two mice who are invited to Egypt to explore an ancient temple.
The book includes a map of the Middle East.
No Palestine, no Israel, instead the area is just Jordan.
Founded in Pennsylvania in 1920, Scholastic has grown to become the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books through its
book clubs, teaching resources and popular book fairs held inside many North American schools. The company has exclusive publishing rights for the
Harry Potter series in the United States.
Of course the phone calls and emails they received have prompted a recall.
Kyle Good, a senior vice president for corporate communications at
Scholastic, told The Times of Israel in an email that her company would stop selling the book until the error was amended in the book’s next
I find it hard to believe Scholastic inc would have malicious intent here, but I'm also surprised that something this sensitive would slip by the
Not surprisingly, 96 percent of Palestinian school textbooks omit Israel and 87 percent of Israeli textbooks do not designate Palestinian territories
on their maps.
Could Scholastic inc really be that out of touch to think no one would care?
Surely they would not have done this on purpose, right?
Knowing human nature this edition will most likely become somewhat collectable.
edit on 13-11-2013 by tanda7 because: spelling