Was There Really a Gunfight at the O.K. Corral?

And Other Questions about the Wild West

From the Series Is That a Fact?

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Villains in the Wild West tied their victims to railroad tracks. Native Americans had a use for every part of the buffalo they hunted. The West had haunted ghost towns. You may have heard these common beliefs before. But are they really true? Can they be proven through research? Let’s investigate seventeen statements about the Wild West and find out which ones are right, which ones are wrong, and which ones stump even the experts! Find out if cowboys really wore big hats, chaps, and boots! Learn whether Calamity Jane was a real person! See if you can tell the difference between fact and fiction with Is That a Fact?

Format Your Price
978-0-7613-7220-2
$29.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Category Science
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.4
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF025170
Dewey 978'.02
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 820
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 5.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 141759
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Author: Ann Kerns

Ann Kerns has edited and written many nonfiction books for young readers. She also enjoys reading, travel, cooking, and music. Born in Illinois, Ann currently lives in Minneapolis.

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Is That a Fact?

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