The Great Rhino Rescue
Saving the Southern White Rhinos
From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries
Southern white rhinos are in trouble. For years, a rumor has been spreading that their horns can be used to cure cancer, and poachers have been targeting these gentle creatures. Sandra Markle takes readers behind the scenes to see how civilians, volunteer organizations, and African governments are working together to protect rhinos.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|BISACS||JNF003270, JNF051050, JNF003290|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 9.75|
|Guided Reading Level||U|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.6|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||195123|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Starred Reviews, Teaching Guides, and Timeline|
- AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books Longlist
School Library Journal
“From the beginning scene to informative sections that expertly explain what a dire situation poaching has become for the rhinos, readers will be informed and enthralled throughout the fact-filled narrative.”—School Library Journal
“Markle’s clear, matter-of-fact text presents well-researched facts in an organized way. . . . An informative volume explaining an ongoing conservation crisis.”—Booklist
“[A] compelling, hopeful account of ecosystem defense.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews
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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Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries
Join award-winning science author Sandra Markle as she sheds light on some of the most fascinating scientific investigations in the animal kingdom. Solve real-life science mysteries alongside the teams of scientists dedicated to saving vanishing species or discovering new ones. And see… View available downloads →