From the Series Disasters Up Close
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Number of Pages||64|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|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.