From the Series Nature Watch

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

The tiger is one of nature’s most perfect predators. With their long teeth,(up to 2.5 inches!) tigers have killed more people than any other mammal. They live in a wide variety of habitats, with temperatures ranging from –30 to 118 degrees F. In spite of their adaptable nature and skillful hunting, tigers are nearly extinct. Three of the eight varieties of tigers are completely extinct, with the other five precariously hanging on. Humans have hunted tigers for centuries and are now destroying their habitats.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2004-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 6.9
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
Dewey 599.756
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 1100
Features Awards, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Maps, Pronunciation guide, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Author: Lynn M. Stone


  • NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, Winner, 2005


Science Books & Films

“His writing, descriptive without becoming a dull tangle of uninteresting data, gives the reader a vivid mental picture of what a tiger is and how it lives. Overall, this book is exceptionally well done and would serve well not only for the youngster who simply is fascinated by tigers, but also for students who need materials to support their studies.”
Science Books & Films

The Horn Book Guide

“These clearly written offerings describe each mammal’s different species or subspecies, diet, habitat and geographic range, physiology, and reproductive habits. Crisp color photos appear throughout each book.”
The Horn Book Guide