Shipwreck Search

Discovery of the H. L. Hunley

From the Series On My Own Science

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

What a discovery! Deep under the Atlantic Ocean, divers found a shipwreck like no other. It was the H. L. Hunley, a submarine that had sunk during the Civil War! A team of scientists from all over the world came to work on the discovery. How would they raise the Hunley from the ocean floor? How would they open the submarine? And what would they find inside?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-82256-449-2
$7.99 $7.99
978-0-82256-528-4
$38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science
Copyright 2006
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2007-01-01
BISACS JNF052010, JNF025200, JNF057020
Dewey 973.7'57
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 4.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 102982
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, and Reviewed

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2006

Reviews

Booklist

“The exciting telling will keep the audience interested.” —Booklist

School Library Journal

“. . .interesting reading for newly emergent readers or for small-group sharing. High-interest content makes these titles perfect for reading practice.” —School Library Journal

Library Media Connection

“On My Own Science is an accessible, informative series for middle and upper elementary students. . . this series would be a beneficial addtion to most school libraries. . .” —Library Media Connection

Illustrator: Elaine Verstraete

Elaine S. Verstraete creates art and illustration from her studio in Middlesex, New York. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University and currently teaches illustration at Rochester Institute of Technology. Elaine's illustrations appear in numerous children's books, including six titles with Lerner Publishing Group. Her work also appears on Wegmans brand product labels and numerous Rochester-area festival posters, including Rochester's renowned Lilac Festvial.

Author: Sally M. Walker

Sally M. Walker has been a children's book writer for over 20 years. Most of her books are nonfiction and present various science topics to young readers. Fossil Fish Found Alive is the story of the hunt for the elusive fish called the coelacanth. Sally also enjoys combining science investigation with historical topics. Her book Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, which won the 2006 Robert F. Sibert Medal, tells about the history, loss, and re-discovery of the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in battle. Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland takes readers on archaeological expeditions, where the forensic analysis of colonial settlers' bones helps us to understand their lives. Sally especially enjoys writing narrative nonfiction that captures the reader's attention with a true story. She is also the author of 2019 Orbis Pictus Honor Book Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut.