Listening to Crickets

A Story about Rachel Carson

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

From the time she was a very young girl, Rachel Carson felt a bond with nature. Growing up in Pennsylvania, she spent hours exploring meadows and woods, dreaming of seeing the ocean. As Rachel grew older, she combined her gift for writing with her love of nature, producing award-winning books about the sea. But her best-known achievement was the publication of Silent Spring, an account of the dangerous effects of pesticides on plants and animals. With Silent Spring, Rachel helped create a movement to ban these harmful chemicals. Her findings helped to assure that future generations would be able to dream about the ocean and listen to crickets.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-87614-615-6
$9.99 $9.99
978-0-82258-909-9
$34.65 $25.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 1993
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint LernerClassroom, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 1993-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.9
BISACS JNF007090, JNF007120, JNF007110
Dewey 574'.092
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 930
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 6.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 11026
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Afterword, Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, Winner, 1993

Reviews

Booklist

“. . .sensitive line-and-gray-wash artwork. . . illustrates the book with distinction. Libraries will find this an attractive choice.” —Booklist

Science and Children

“I highly recommend this book. . .” —Science and Children

Science Books & Films

“. . .well written, and nicely illustrated with black-and-white drawings. It belongs in every elementary and middle school library.” —Science Books & Films

Illustrator: Shelly O. Haas

Author: Candice Ransom

Candice Ransom is the author of 150 books for children. She holds an MFA from Vermont College and an MA in children's literature from Hollins University. She currently teaches in Hollins University's graduate program in children's literature.

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →