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WINNER OF A B.R.A.G. MEDALLION 2018 TOP SHELF AWARD FINALIST IN CHILDREN'S NONFICTION2018 READERS FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALIST IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS GRADE 4-6. Ever wonder about life in the Ice Age? Little Miss HISTORY travels back in time to LA BREA TAR PITS & MUSEUM in her eighth adventure of the award-winning "Little Miss HISTORY Travels to" children's book series. Springs of liquid petroleum and a great lake of pitch, filled with exploding bubbles, once dotted the landscape of modern Los Angeles. At La Brea scientists discovered fossils of plants and animals like mammoths, sloths, and saber-tooth tigers that lived thousands of years ago. The George C. Page Museum contains a glass-enclosed laboratory nicknamed the "Fish Bowl" where visitors can see scientists at work cleaning and categorizing current fossil discoveries. Visitors will discover wonders as they meander through the Pleistocene gardens, view an Ice Age film, and gaze down into the pits - but Be careful! Watch out for those tar seeps.WHAT YOU WILL LEARN...What does La Brea mean?Where is it located?What are tar pits made of?How old are they?What are fossils?What is the Observation Pit?What is Pit 91?The differences between carnivores and herbivores What's in the Fish Bowl?Scientists who worked at La BreaWho is George Allen Hancock?Who is George C. Page?What exhibits are in the museumWhat is a paleontologist?What is a geologist? What is the Paleolithic Age?What kind of animals got trapped in the tar and how?Got a minute? Click on the Buy Now button and begin your adventure back to The Ice Age.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988503083
Publisher: eugenus STUDIOS, LLC
Publication date: 11/30/2017
Series: Little Miss HISTORY Travels to , #8
Pages: 42
Sales rank: 603,207
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d)

About the Author

Barbara Ann Mojica is a retired educator who has spent forty years teaching in the fields of elementary and special education as well as being a principal and special education administrator. Currently she writes biweekly historical pieces under the banner "Passages" for The Columbia Insider, a Columbia County, NY news magazine, while writing children's books for her award-winning series Little Miss HISTORY Travels to.

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Little Miss HISTORY Travels to LA BREA TAR PITS & MUSEUM 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
DMR1 More than 1 year ago
Another wonderfully written and illustrated educational book by Barbara Ann Mojica! In the latest adventure of Little Miss History, we visit the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum where we learn many amazing facts about the tar pits in an area known as the Miracle Mile section of Los Angeles. We also learn that in this area, once known as Rancho La Brea, there are many fossilized animals under the tar pits which scientists are still studying at the museum. The glossary at the end of the book is a welcome addition. With an abundance of exceptional illustrations, we are guided along this history lesson that is sure to fascinate kids and adults alike. Highly recommended! I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and did not receive monetary compensation.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that LITTLE MISS HISTORY TRAVELS TO LA BREA TAR PITS & MUSEUM by Barbara Ann Mojica is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells readers that this book is well worth their time and money!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Marie-Hélène Fasquel for Readers' Favorite Little Miss History Travels to La Brea Tar Pits and Museum by Barbara Ann Mojica is part of a collection of history books for children. The illustrations by Victor Ramon Mojica are beautiful and fun: they are a mix of actual photographs and drawings. It is, first and foremost, an educational book, but it represents much more than that. It is also a very enjoyable and entertaining story which will be successful with all children while teaching them about the history of their country, and will make them feel like visiting this wonderful museum. Little Miss History Travels to La Brea Tar Pits and Museum by Barbara Ann Mojica is not just an educational book about La Brea Tar Pits and its museum, but is an adventure, the story of a little girl and her love for history. “Often I’d ask about the past driving everyone crazy fast!” It is about her never-ending questions to her parents, her curiosity, and in this book she directly addresses her future readers in order to engage them and teach them about their common history: “Read this book and I’ll take you somewhere!” The explanations are always easy to follow and are well explained such as: “This part of Los Angeles sits about one thousand feet above an oil field. The pressure in the rocks below pushes oil up through cracks.” The glossary at the end of the book will prove very useful to children. It includes words such as asphalt, geologist, and paleontologist. I wholeheartedly recommend this lovely book!
MrsD1 More than 1 year ago
Now more than ever, kids want to know about our country’s history. And what a story the Mojicas have created! Illustrator Victor Mojica captures both the breathtaking landscape and the flavor of California wildlife. I promise you—the colorful illustrations will dazzle history lovers, kids and adults alike, as soon as they open this beautifully illustrated book. Barbara and Victor Mojica’s children’s history books are all visually lovely, no doubt about it. They are also incredibly informative. Their new book, “Little Miss History Travels to La Brea Tar Pits and Museum,” is filled with amazing images and interesting facts. It takes young readers back in time to see and learn what the state was like many years ago. It is a special reminder of the history, milestones, and special people who contributed their knowledge, work, wealth and lives to the state and museum. This book not only has fantastic illustrations, but also great content that educates about scientific discoveries, geology, and amazing people who funded this national landmark. I went through the book several times and had a great time traveling through time while learning about the tar pits, fossils and oil. The illustrations have freshness and vibrancy that will not dim with time. The text is a refreshing change from so many of the books we see for kids these days. It is informative and intelligent, while remaining fun and engrossing for the independent young reader or listener. Barbara Mojica does a wonderful job depicting scenes and capturing the feel of the historical places and facts. There are lots of people and landmarks to explore, and the details are fantastic! This book is a wonderful, nostalgic tribute to the wonderful city of Los Angeles and the people who contribute to La Brea Tar Pits and National Museum. It allows readers to visit the amazing places and highlights, with illustrations sure to amuse. It is a book that kids will enjoy for many generations. The artwork is compelling and the story line is engaging. It’s a perfect gift for those who fall in love with history from an early age. And for parents who love to travel through the pages of a paper book with your child, it is a wonderful experience and provides quality time together. The book is packed with remarkable pictures and interesting details. I would highly recommend the Little Miss History series as a travel guide for kids, because it does a great job of touching on all the facts and special places that we all should visit. A great way to introduce little people to the history of various landmarks!