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James and Alice Clifton don't know if they'll survive out West. Alice can't stop coughing and James longs for his father's guidance. Together with their mother and Reverend Lawson, they go looking for answers in Yellowstone-the year it's turned into the world's first national park! They encounter bison, see hot springs, meet prospectors, and learn about protecting the park's natural wonders. But their adventure becomes clouded by the sinister plot of Billy 'Bloody' Knuckles. Will James and Alice uncover his plan, before it's too late?
The Land of Curiosities is an historical fiction adventure trilogy about the founding of the world's first national park. This is the first book in the series. For ages 8-14 (loved by adults too!). Includes a real history section with facts and photos.
Printed in the USA on recycled paper using soy ink.
|Series:||The Land of Curiosities (The EcoSeekers Collection)|
|Product dimensions:||8.34(w) x 5.64(h) x 0.76(d)|
|Lexile:||710L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||8 - 11 Years|
About the Author
Time Magazine for Kids named Deanna Neil a 2008 'Hero for the Planet.' Deanna has been featured in the USA Today, Good Morning America Now, and ABC News and has received several prestigious awards including a Mom's Choice Award. She graduated from Wesleyan University in 2003, and currently lives in Los Angeles.
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The Land of Curiosities: Adventures in Yellowstone, is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.