The Great Bear Rescue
Saving the Gobi Bears
From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries
Acclaimed science author Sandra Markle offers a fascinating look at Gobi bears—the rarest bears on the planet. These adorable animals face threats ranging from illegal gold miners to climate change. Find out more about these bears, which are considered a national treasure in Mongolia, and learn what scientists are doing to help this critically endangered species.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Animals, Science, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Animals|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF003020, JNF037020, JNF003270|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 9.75|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|Features||Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Source notes, Starred Reviews, Teaching Guides, and Timeline|
“[A]n effective introduction to Gobi bears and the scientists working to save them.”—Booklist
“Markle clearly and efficiently introduces a bear unfamiliar to most North American readers . . . Not a story of salvation but a work in progress, ably explained.”—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 →