Mount Rushmore, Badlands, Wind Cave: Going Underground

Mount Rushmore, Badlands, Wind Cave: Going Underground

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by Mike Graf, Marjorie Leggitt
     
 

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Each book in the Adventures with the Parkers series for kids 8-13 takes the Parker family to a popular national park and is packed with adventure as well as interesting facts about park activities, natural history, outdoor safety, and much more.

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Each book in the Adventures with the Parkers series for kids 8-13 takes the Parker family to a popular national park and is packed with adventure as well as interesting facts about park activities, natural history, outdoor safety, and much more.

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"Reading Mr. Graf's wonderful and often breathtaking vacation adventures of the Parker family made me want to grab my backpack and head for the high country."—Marsha Holland, literacy coordinator
Children's Literature - Remy Dou
Encounter fossils, caves, and storm chasers as the Parkers traverse the trails of South Dakota's awe-inspiring national parks. Robert and Kristen Parker lead their twin children, James and Morgan, on a series of mini-adventures through three parks, even coming across a pair of mischievous fossil poachers at Badlands National Park. Unfortunately, the poachers get away, but not before the Parkers record their description. The adventurers end with a visit to Mount Rushmore. It just so happens, the poachers turn up there! After reporting this information to park rangers, the Parkers sit back and enjoy the evening lighting ceremony of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. In the latest of the "Adventures with the Parkers" series, Graf once again places the quaint family of four in the midst of natural wonders. He is a master of description, transporting readers to trails and caves, vividly depicting surroundings. The family's adventures present readers with tantalizing sneak-peeks of what park visitors may encounter. Lamentably, Graf's dialogue is bland and unrealistic, making the family sound like knowledgeable automatons. His emotionally flawless characters lack quirks that give young city readers something with which to relate. Nevertheless, adults and some younger readers will be attracted to Graf's magnificent imagery, taking them to places they may not have the chance to witness, or inspiring them to plan a visit. Reviewer: Remy Dou

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762784141
Publisher:
Falcon Guides
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Series:
Adventures with the Parkers Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
18 MB
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Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Mike Graf has shared his writing and national park experiences with children and teachers in hundreds of schools. Graf has been a TV weathercaster at six different television stations and an elementary schoolteacher for nine years. Since becoming a full-time writer, he has penned more than 70 books for children. A national park fanatic, Graf visits about twenty-five national parks across the country every year. He lives in Chico, California.

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