DK Readers L4: Danger on the Mountain: Scaling the World's Highest Peaks

DK Readers L4: Danger on the Mountain: Scaling the World's Highest Peaks

by Andrew Donkin
     
 

From blizzards and glaciers on the world's highest peaks to the challenge of free climbing, there is danger on the mountains! These 48-page books about fascinating subjects like pirates, mummies, and volcanoes are for proficient readers who can understand a rich vocabulary and challenging sentence structure. In addition to the stunning photographs, informative

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From blizzards and glaciers on the world's highest peaks to the challenge of free climbing, there is danger on the mountains! These 48-page books about fascinating subjects like pirates, mummies, and volcanoes are for proficient readers who can understand a rich vocabulary and challenging sentence structure. In addition to the stunning photographs, informative sidebars, and glossary, readers will find archival photographs and paintings. Averaging 4,500 to 5,000 words in length, Level 4 books are 40 percent pictures and 40 percent text. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-In his descriptions of the adventure, excitement, and hazards of climbing mountains, Donkin offers an engaging read for proficient independent readers. The text details specific expeditions such as Sir Edmund Hillary's climb and success on reaching the summit of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953, and the May 2001 expedition by Eric Simonson to search for the bodies of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, who vanished trying to be the first up Everest 75 years earlier. Full-color photographs and illustrations of the individuals personalize the text, while sidebars explain and extend the facts and give data on equipment and its changes through the years. A high-interest, controlled-vocabulary effort.- Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789473851
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Series:
DK Readers Level 4 Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
618,744
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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