From the Set 21st Century Skills Library
The whooping crane is a unique bird found only in North America and known for its whooping call great height for a bird. Readers will learn about the whooping crane's fight for survival as hunters killed them for their beautiful feathers and humans drained their wetland habitats to build houses.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.8|
|Guided Reading Level|
|Publisher||Cherry Lake Publishing|
|Available Formats||Reinforced book (9781602790346), PDF (9781602791695), ePub (9781631379284), Hosted ebook (9781602791695H), Kindle (9781631372193)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9.5|
Library Media Connection
This series covers several species that are on their way back from probable extinction. Each book gives an overview of the animal covered food, reproduction, life patterns-and then explains how the animal earned a place on the endangered species list. Consequences of human behavior are covered in an unbiased tone. The books focus on how humans have stepped up to defend the animals and work toward their preservation. Scattered throughout each book are life and career skills, learning and innovation skills and 21st century content. Each provides further insight into the animals themselves as well as scientists who have worked to save the animals. These asides also pose thought provoking questions that require the reader to apply higher level thinking skills.
Detailed photographs accompany the text and add to the book’s visual appeal.
Amanda Jones, Librarian, Dominion Trail Elementary, Ashburn, Virginia.
Author: Susan H. Gray
Susan H. Gray has a master‘s degree in zoology. She has written more than 70 science and reference books for children and especially loves writing about animals. Gray also likes to garden and play the piano. She lives in Cabot, Arkansas, with her husband, Michael, and many pets.
Content Adviser: Tom Stehn
Whooping Crane Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austwell, Texas
- First Flight
- The Whooping Crane's Life
- A Small Group Gets Even Smaller
- A Long, Slow Recovery
- Whooping Cranes Today
- For More Information
- About the Author