The Skies

From the Series Vanishing from

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

What do masked bobwhites, Hawaiian hawks, harpy eagles, and Kitti’s hog-nosed bats have in common? They, along with many other birds, are endangered species. They are close to becoming extinct because they have been over-hunted and their habitats have been altered or eliminated. Discover what each animal’s situation is and what can be done to help it improve.

Format Your Price Add
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
BISACS JNF003270, JNF003030, JNF051150
Dewey 598
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level Y
Features Activities, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Websites


School Library Journal

“The poems are well positioned on the full-page, full-color paintings of the animals. Together they evoke an emotional response that facts alone fail to provide.”
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

Author: Gail Radley

Illustrator: Jean Sherlock Matheny