From the Series Nature in Action

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Bit by bit, over thousands or even millions of years, water carves and shapes rock into designs only nature could create. Deep in limestone or under a few feet of hardened lava, on an ocean coast or a sandstone cliff, a cave is a mysterious and fascinating place.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction
Copyright 1995
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 1995-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.3
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
Dewey 551.4'47
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.25 x 8.125
Lexile 880
ATOS Reading Level 5.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 15409
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Awards, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Maps, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides


  • PLA Top Titles for Adult New Readers, Winner, 1995
  • NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, Winner, 1995


School Library Journal

“. . .Adequate information, answering basic questions and arousing readers curiosity.”
School Library Journal

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“. . .a vivid and effectively visual introduction to one of the world’s more fascinating geologic phenomena.”
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Author: Stephen Kramer

Photographer: Kenrick L. Day

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Nature in Action

Teaming dramatic color photographs with vivid descriptions, this series makes natural phenomena easy to understand. View available downloads →