Grasslands & Deserts

From the Series Vanishing from

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

How are Utah prairie dogs, Asiatic lions, Galapagos tortises, and West African ostriches all alike? Over-hunting and changes to their habitats have pushed them, and many more animals, almost to extinction. What can be done about this tragedy? Is it too late? Find out in this powerful and engaging edition.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2001-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF003270, JNF003000, JNF051150
Dewey 591.74
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level Y
Features Activities, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Author: Gail Radley

Illustrator: Jean Sherlock Matheny


Science Books & Films

“The outstanding feature of these books [Grasslands & Deserts and Forests & Jungles] is their excellent paintings that capture the personality of the species portrayed.”
Science Books & Films

School Library Journal

“The poems, which can add depth and interest to a school unit or research report, make these titles [Grasslands & Deserts and Forests & Jungles] more readable. Two titles that are well suited for class discussion on habitats, endangered animals, and conservation.”
School Library Journal

Science and Children

“One of the strengths of this series [Vanishing from] is the variety of animals covered. . . each book in this series will be a wonderful addition to any school library.”
Science and Children