From the Series Disasters Up Close

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

Fire is one of the earth’s most devastating forces. Fire has many causes—from a stroke of lightning to a carelessly dropped match. And once a fierce blaze begins, it can swallow forests, homes, and entire towns. A forest or city fire can be a catastrophe for people and their property, as well as for animals and the environment. With dramatic images and first-hand survivor stories—plus the latest facts and figures—this book takes you up close with fire disasters.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Science
Copyright 2007
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint LernerClassroom
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2007-01-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
Dewey 363.37
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10
Guided Reading Level W
ATOS Reading Level 5.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 108234
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Source notes



“First-hand accounts from firefighters and survivors bring the book to life.”
National Science Teachers Association

Author: Mary B. Woods

Mary B. Woods is an elementary school librarian in the Fairfax County (VA) Public School system. She has presented at international librarians' conferences. Mary is the researcher on the Woods team, and Michael is the writer. They have written almost 40 books.

Author: Michael Woods

Michael Woods is a science and medical writer whose nationally syndicated newspaper stories and columns have won numerous national awards. He directs a program at the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, to inform the public about science. Michael is the writer on the Woods team, and Mary is the researcher. They have written almost 40 books.