Life in a Mining Community

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Children's Literature - Ellen Welty
The series "Learn About Rural Life", which includes this title, gives readers an overview of life in small towns whose populations are primarily engaged in a single industry. Each title in the series discusses the industry in general terms, describing working conditions, and the product of the industry. A particular town or village is portrayed, along with photographs of the place and the people who live there. The town described in this title is a small mining town in Wyoming whose residents are coal miners or workers who support the mining families who live there, such as teachers and storekeepers. The facts about the town are well researched, and the photos of the town are accurate. The book describes other types of mining as well as coal mining and also describes the reclamation efforts that mining companies make after a mine has closed. The text is easy to read and the material is fairly brief so students using this series for research for a class project will additional sources. There is a list at the end of the book of sources used in writing the book as well as suggestions for further reading. Other nice features include a glossary of terms and a list of facts and figures about the industry. These industry facts are not documented, so readers should verify their accuracy before citing them. Reviewer: Ellen Welty
School Library Journal
Gr 2–4—These titles start off identically, contrasting rural and urban settings, and then branch off into their respective topics. Each book focuses on one particular town and how the people there live and work. In Fishing, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, is brought to light. In Mining, readers are introduced to Wright, a small community in Wyoming. While the writing tends to be dry, it is clear. Fonts are big and sentences are short. Large, colorful, clearly captioned photographs show all sorts of people involved in the respective industry. A "Facts and Figures" page, complete with a map, is included in each work. Solid titles for reports.—Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778750741
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Series: Learn about Rural Life
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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