True Wilderness Rescue Stories

True Wilderness Rescue Stories

by Susan Jankowski, Library
     
 

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VOYA - Madelene Rathbun Barnard
True Rescue Stories is an interesting series. Even though the reader may become overwhelmed by the battering ram of fatalistic statistics, the heartwarming survivor stories soften these harsh realities. The stories span the globe from the Appalachian Trail to Nepal. Especially miraculous is the story of Saving Private Wilson. He was the lone plane crash survivor of an army training mission. Even though he became an amputee, "he had done more and better things with his life since the (1944 bomber) crash than most people would accomplish in a life without the burden of artificial limbs." From heroic rescues to amateur attempts, these life experiences will grip the attention of even the most reluctant reader. Like a vamped-up version of the Discovery Channel, there is a myriad of sensational facts as well as basic safety tips. Each title in the series lists additional reads. Last, but not least, the end section of each book has a "words to survive by" glossary. This recommended nonfiction series not only increases the reader's vocabulary, but also encourages the reader to learn more. Reviewer: Madelene Rathbun Barnard

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766036666
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Series:
True Rescue Stories Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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