Animals to the Rescue!
Amazing True Stories from around the World
From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries
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!
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Animals, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Animals|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||56|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF003000, JNF053180, JNF024030|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 9.75|
|Guided Reading Level||V|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Source notes, and Teaching Guides|
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 →
- Dogwood Book List for Nonfiction
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
“An exciting and stimulating treat for those open to the picture book format but capable of reading advanced middle-grade text.”—School Library Journal
“[T]he storytelling is captivating. . . . . Telling tales of peril with animals as heroes, and featuring color photos on every page, this attractive book will easily find its audience.”—Booklist
“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