True Survival Stories
From the Series Powerful Medicine
• A father who was blind has an eye tissue transplant that lets him see for the first time.
• A man whose own body attacked parts of his eye receives artificial coreneascorneas and is able to see again..
• A musician with faulty cells in the retinas of his eyes is given gene therapy to correct his failing vision.
That’s powerful medicine!
Explore the power of medicine through the true stories of people who underwent amazing treatments to regain their sight. Find out how doctors use the latest medical breakthroughs to improve the lives of patients who lost the power to see. You’ll also find tips on eye safety, as well as vivid descriptions of the eye’s many parts and how they work together.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||7.3|
Library Media Connection
“Students will immediately be drawn to these eye-catching photographs as well as to the illustrations of some of the newest medical techniques and procedures. These books will attract not only those students studying the human body, but also those students who may be interested in a career in medicine.” —Library Media Connection
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“These narratives read like information from the Discovery Health channel, for kids: part fascinating science, part human interest story, and part ‘Eew, gross!’” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“Markle humanizes some technical and fairly abstruse material by placing it in the context of four case studies, which also demonstrate the extraordinary advances made in medical science. . . . The gee-whiz medical techniques will surely excite the interest of young readers.” —Booklist
“The issues covered in the titles Leukemia, Lost Sight, and Faulty Hearts can be frightening as well as life-threatening, but the author of this series, a respected science writer, has a no-nonsense approach to the facts and risks. . . . This series fills the need for up-to-date books on medical topics using vocabulary that a young teenager can understand.” —VOYA
Author: Sandra Markle
Sandra Markle is the author of numerous award-winning books for children. A former elementary science teacher, she is a nationally-known science education consultant. Markle has received many honors for her series Animal Predators, Animal Scavengers, and Animal Prey. Several titles have been named as National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)/Children’s Book Council (CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, and Animal Predators was honored as a Top 10 Youth Nonfiction Series by Booklist. Markle is also the author of the Insect World series and several single titles. Her book Rescues! was named a Best Book by the Society of School Librarians International and a Recommended Title of Outstanding Nonfiction by the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) Orbis Pictus Award committee; Animal Heroes was named a 2008 Lasting Connections title by Book Links. Markle lives in Lakewood Ranch, Florida with her husband, photographer Skip Jeffery.
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Explore the power of medicine through the true stories of people who lived through injuries and diseases that impact one part of the body. Award-winning science author Sandra Markle explains how doctors use the latest medical breakthroughs to repair the damage and prepare patients for… View available downloads →