From the Series Vanishing from

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

Chinese egrets, humpback whales, Chinook salmon, and manatees might seem to have little in common, but they do—they are all close to extinction. They, and several other animals, have decreased in numbers due to over-hunting and elimination of their habitats. Through beautiful illustrations, poetry, and essays, understand what is happening, and what still needs to be done, to save these animals.

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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, JNF003150, JNF051150
Dewey 591.76
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


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 often fail to provide.”
School Library Journal