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
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Nonfiction
Category Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2001-08-01
BISACS JNF003030, JNF051150, JNF003270
Dewey 598
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level Y
Features Activities, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Reviewed, and Table of contents


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