Fall 2021

Animals to the Rescue!

Amazing True Stories from around the World

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Did you know that rats can be heroes? In the southern African nation of Mozambique, these amazing rats (which are the size of a small house cat) have helped clear landmines. And that’s just one of the incredible stories in this book.

Award-winning author Sandra Markle has collected wonderful true stories about animals that have rescued humans—and other animals. With fabulous photographs of the featured animals, this book is sure to appeal to animal lovers everywhere!

Format Your Price
978-1-5415-8122-7
On pre-order until 10/05/2021
$23.99
978-1-7284-1907-7
On pre-order until 10/05/2021
$35.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Animals, Science, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Animals
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 56
Publication Date 2021-10-05
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF024030, JNF003000, JNF053180
Dewey 590
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 1140
Guided Reading Level V
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Source notes, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“This prolific nonfiction writer and confessed animal lover knows how to choose stories and details that will appeal to her readers, writing clearly and engagingly. Nicely varied collection and a perennially popular subject.”—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 →