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Bigfoot and the Yeti
     

Bigfoot and the Yeti

by Mary Colson
 

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For many years, people in the mountains of North America have reported sightings of a strange being that appears to be very large, very hairy, and very smelly! It walks on two legs like a human, but looks more like an ape. People have nicknamed the creature Bigfoot. On the other side of the world, in the mountains of Asia, a similar creature, called the Yeti, is

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For many years, people in the mountains of North America have reported sightings of a strange being that appears to be very large, very hairy, and very smelly! It walks on two legs like a human, but looks more like an ape. People have nicknamed the creature Bigfoot. On the other side of the world, in the mountains of Asia, a similar creature, called the Yeti, is believed to be out there. Could this half man, half beast be real? If so, what it is? Using the scientific method and other information, this book aims to find out!

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Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
Does Bigfoot exist? While that is the basic question for the book, Colson’s actual answer is not yes or no. Instead she presents the evidence, presents the scientific method, and asks the reader to evaluate what has been said. Part of the “Solving Mysteries with Science” series, she does a good job of asking the reader to keep an open, but skeptical mind. Albert Ostman says a Bigfoot family kidnapped him when he was thirty-one years old. In China, a girl was captured by Bigfoot and carried away. People swear they hear Yeti crying in the mountains. What does this mean? What is scientific proof anyway? Colson introduces scientists who track these sightings and pulls apart some of the more famous hoaxes. But the strength of the book is in its open-ended approach. The readers are asked to look at the evidence she has presented and make up their own minds. While not everyone can trek through the mountains, trying to find Yeti, Colson’s book does a good job of bringing the science mystery to the student. With a topic that is sure to interest, this book offers excellent training for young scientists. Back matter includes timeline, glossary, list of more resources, and index. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen; Ages 7 to 10.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410955050
Publisher:
Raintree Publishers
Publication date:
07/28/2013
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
931,507
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
990L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Mary Colson is a teacher and a writer. She is fascinated by the world and the cultures of different countries, with their unique myths and legends.

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