From Kraken to Nessie
From the Series Monster Mania
The ancient kraken was a huge squid that terrorized sailors at sea. The famous and mysterious monster of Scotland’s Loch Ness has sparked people’s curiosity since it was first photographed in the 1930s. More recently, water monsters have been reported in lakes and rivers throughout the United States. Sea monsters such as these have frightened people for centuries. They have also made their way into the books, movies, and games we love. Are these creatures of the deep real or imaginary? That’s not always clear. Dive in to learn the facts and fiction of sea monsters and more . . . if you dare!
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.7|
|Graphics||1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
School Library Journal
“Promises to be monstrously popular among upper elementary and middle schoolers.”—School Library Journal
Author: Krystyna Poray Goddu
Krystyna Poray Goddu has been a writer and editor for more than thirty years; her books include Dollmakers and Their Stories: Women Who Changed the World of Play, and A Girl Called Vincent: A Biography of Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, both middle-grade nonfiction. Her writing for children has also appeared in American Girl magazine. She reviews and writes about children’s books for Publishers Weekly and The New York Times Book Review. In addition to her writing and editing experience, she has worked in school libraries and taught writing to middle-school students in independent schools in New York City. She holds a degree in comparative literature from Brown University.
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This high-interest series covers the always-popular topic of monsters. Each title features a high-profile monster type, covering their history, role in pop culture, and more. What are the best movies about sea monsters? What have Bigfoot expeditions uncovered? Why do some sports teams… View available downloads →