Looking for Bigfoot

Looking for Bigfoot

by Bonnie Worth, Jim Nelson
     
 

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Is Bigfoot (aka Sasquatch) a descendent of the extinct giant ape Gigantopithecus? Or is it a myth turned pop-culture phenom that we want to believe is real? In this objectively written graded reader, author Bonnie Worth examines the evidence for and against the existence of the alleged ape, including its role in native North American folklore, famous

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Is Bigfoot (aka Sasquatch) a descendent of the extinct giant ape Gigantopithecus? Or is it a myth turned pop-culture phenom that we want to believe is real? In this objectively written graded reader, author Bonnie Worth examines the evidence for and against the existence of the alleged ape, including its role in native North American folklore, famous sightings and notorious hoaxes, Dr. Grover Kranz’s work with dermal ridges, the Gigantopithecus theory, the Patterson-Gimlin film, and much, much more. Illustrated with photographs and full-color illustrations, this high-concept easy reader will satisfy both skeptics and true believers.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Is Bigfoot a real ape like creature who lurks in the woods of North America and elsewhere or is he a figment of many imaginations or a perhaps even a hoax? The author presents facts as well as some of the hoaxes that have surrounded this creature. She relates several sightings and the big scam that made the newspapers. A man named Ray Wallace had faked the large footprints that were found. Even though no large apes lived in North America, there are stories told by the Native Americans of a large creature sometimes called Sasquatch or Oh-Mah and there are ancient carvings and masks that resemble the face of an ape like creature that have been found in this area. Readers then go back a little in time to research in China that revealed the bones of a very large ape-like creature some called a Yeti and others an Abominable Snowman. One possible theory is that in the distant past when Asia and North America were connected, these ape-like creatures could have crossed from one continent to the other. There are scientists called Cryptozoologists who study animals and are seeking scientific proof that mythic animals do or did exist. There is no real answer, just food for thought. The illustrations are a combination of drawings, photographs and documents to make the book feel more like it is a research paper than a story. A Level 4 book in the "Step into Reading" series. There is a note to parents on the opening page and additional books in the series listed on the inside cover. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

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ISBN-13:
9780375963315
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Series:
Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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