Danger at Sand Cave

From the Series On My Own History

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

When Arly’s friend Floyd Collins is trapped by falling rocks in Sand Cave, Arly rushes to help. Arly runs errands for the workers, but he feels that he should be doing more. It is a race against time, so Arly decides to try to make his way through the collapsed cave to help his friend—but he ends up in danger himself.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2000
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2000-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.1
BISACS JNF025210, JNF007000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 520
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 2.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 44895
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • American Bookseller Kids' Pick of the Lists, Winner, 2000

Reviews

School Library Journal

“Realistic drawings dominated by shades of gray and brown depict the clothing of the period and add clarification to the text for readers unfamiliar with caves, shafts, and lanterns. This adventure will appeal to beginning and reluctant readers.” —School Library Journal

The Horn Book Magazine

“Ransom effectively conveys Arly’s frustration but refrains from turning his foolhardy act into a dramatic rescue and sticks with the historical conclusion of the event. Schofield’s watercolor illustrations on each page reflect the action and convey a strong sense of the historical setting and the antagonistic weather.” —Horn Book Magazine

Illustrator: Den Schofield

Author: Candice Ransom

Candice Ransom is the author of 150 books for children. She holds an MFA from Vermont College and an MA in children's literature from Hollins University. She currently teaches in Hollins University's graduate program in children's literature.

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On My Own History

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