Surviving in the Wilderness

From the Series ShockZone ™ — True Survival Stories

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

Would you eat a giant spider? Would you eat cooked spider eggs? What if you were starving to death? People stranded for long periods of time in the wilderness face questions like these. But sometimes no food to eat is the least of people’s worries. How long could you survive in a barren landscape with no shelter and a fractured skull? See how these survivors did it.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand ShockZone ™
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.7
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF002000, JNF051080, JNF051160
Dewey 613.6'9
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.375 x 9.25
Lexile 780
ATOS Reading Level 4.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 162699
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Kristin Marciniak

Kristin Marciniak has been writing since she was in the third grade. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband, son, and golden retriever. She hopes to someday visit all fifty states.

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ShockZone ™ — True Survival Stories

ShockZone™—True Survival Stories features some dangerous situations and describes how people survived them. With extreme stats and facts, engaging visuals, and fast-paced, accessible text, this series is sure to appeal to kids who want their high-interest subjects served View available downloads →


Library Media Connection

“The books are well-written and visually appealing enough to capture the interest of struggling readers, especially boys.” —Library Media Connection


“Students’ interests will be piqued by the books in this series, and they will seek out more true survival stories. This series is a must for middle school library collections and medium-sized public libraries as well.” —VOYA

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“This high-interest series provides fast-paced stories of survival in different scenarios and also offers solutions for readers if they ever find themselves facing dangerous situations. . . . Though this entertaining, informative series does not discourage adventure, it reminds readers to use caution and good sense.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple