True Survival Stories
From the Series Powerful Medicine
• A man pulled from an explosion undergoes forty surgeries to treat burns on 80 percent of his body.
• A girl rescued from a burning car receives donor skin grafts to heal injuries all over her body.
• Scientists are working on a process to help burn victims regrow their own skin to quickly cover burns and other wounds.
That’s powerful medicine.
Explore the power of medicine through the true stories of people who lived through serious accidents and severe skin burns. Find out how doctors use the latest medical breakthroughs to aid their patients’ recovery and prepare them for the journey back to health. You’ll also learn tips on burn prevention, as well as facts about the skin’s many unique abilities.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||6.3|
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 →