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Cape Hatteras National Seashore: Adventure, Explore, Discover
     

Cape Hatteras National Seashore: Adventure, Explore, Discover

by Jennifer Reed
 
The area now known as Cape Hatteras National Seashore was once visited by Blackbeard the pirate, and has been the site of hundreds of shipwrecks. Learn about its rich history and the park's features today-including Cape Hatteras Light, the tallest brick lighthouse in North America. Get acquainted with bubble holes, barking sand, piping plovers, and loggerhead turtles.

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The area now known as Cape Hatteras National Seashore was once visited by Blackbeard the pirate, and has been the site of hundreds of shipwrecks. Learn about its rich history and the park's features today-including Cape Hatteras Light, the tallest brick lighthouse in North America. Get acquainted with bubble holes, barking sand, piping plovers, and loggerhead turtles. Discover nearby places to visit including the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the Oracoke Pony Pens, and fun activities to do in the park like biking, hiking, and swimming.

About the Author:
Jennifer Reed a professor of children's literature and writing with the Institute of Children's Literature

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 4-8

Each informative, well-written book contains a physical description of the park; a summary of its history including the Native peoples of the area; activities such as hiking trails, campsites, and visitor centers; information about the park's plants, animals, and weather; full-color photographs; and numerous approved links available through the publisher's Web page. Endnotes for each chapter connect readers to more print and online resources. The authors take slightly different approaches to their narratives. Jankowski writes entirely in the third person. Reed's "Fun in the Sun" chapter in Cape Hatteras details her family's activities while vacationing in the area. Graham uses a fictional family in her introductory chapter to simulate "A Trip to the Great Smoky Mountains." Thorough, useful, and appealing, this series is a great update for collections housing older material on national parks.- Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598450866
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Series:
America's National Parks Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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