Amazon River Rescue (Adventures of Riley Series)

Amazon River Rescue (Adventures of Riley Series)

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by Amanda Lumry, Sarah McIntyre, Laura Hurwitz
     
 

The third chapter in the sensational Adventures of Riley Amazon River Rescue reads like the classic children's books of old, with morally-centered characters, dramatic plot twists and enough captivating science to hold the attention of even the most reluctant reader.  See more details below

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The third chapter in the sensational Adventures of Riley Amazon River Rescue reads like the classic children's books of old, with morally-centered characters, dramatic plot twists and enough captivating science to hold the attention of even the most reluctant reader.

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Children's Literature
Riley's Uncle Max has invited him on an Amazon adventure, and Riley cannot wait to start exploring. When he arrives in Brazil, he finds a forest teaming with life and determines—with his cousin Alice—that they should go exploring for an undiscovered species. Hopping in a boat to chase after a mysterious animal, Riley and Alice soon lose themselves in an adventure. Spotting tarantulas, sloths, jaguars and a forest fire, the children learn all about the hidden beauty of the rainforest. A lucky kapok tree saves the day when the children cannot find their way back to camp. Cartoon characters paired with watercolors and actual photographs make this book very visually appealing. Sidebar boxes provide fun facts about the rainforest life the children encounter and credit the numerous scientists that collaborated on this project. The book includes a cut-out Passport, sticker and free membership to the "Adventures of Riley" club, making it a sure hit with children. Parents and teachers will appreciate the educational elements seamlessly woven into the story. 2004, Eaglemont Press, Ages 7 to 12.
—Leah Hanson
School Library Journal
K-Gr 4-In this adventure, Riley travels to the Amazon rain forest where his Uncle Max is studying Kapok trees. Aunt Martha and Cousin Alice are there to help collect leaf samples. While following some capybaras on the Amazon River, Alice and Riley get lost. They encounter several creatures, including a jaguar, and see an area destroyed by clear- cutting and burning. Tired and hungry, they pound a Kapok tree to signal their location to Uncle Max, who comes to the rescue. McIntyre integrates photos of rain-forest scenery and animals into her painted cartoon illustrations. Many pages also include fact boxes with tidbits of information about various flora and fauna supplied by scientists, some of them affiliated with one of the title's sponsoring organizations: Smithsonian Institution, Wildlife Conservation Society, and World Wildlife Fund. Librarians should note that the book includes a removable "passport" that probably won't last long if left in the copies. Although the amount of factual information included is minimal, readers will enjoy the action, and Riley's adventures will probably stimulate interest in tropical rain forests.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780966225792
Publisher:
Eaglemont Press
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Adventures of Riley Series
Pages:
36
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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