True Survival Stories
From the Series Powerful Medicine
• An injured motocross star has pins, screws, and a metal rod inserted into broken bones in his legs and feet to help them heal.
• A softball pitcher has her face rebuilt after being hit with a ball.
• A cancer patient receives a hip joint graft when his own joint gives out.
That’s powerful medicine!
Explore the power of medicine through the true stories of people who recovered from bone-shattering accidents and illnesses. Find out how doctors use the latest medical breakthroughs to set broken and shattered bones and replace bone tissue that has died. You’ll also learn tips to keep your bones healthy and fascinating facts about the bones in your body.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.5|
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
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 →