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Buried Alive!: How 33 Miners Survived 69 Days Deep Under the Chilean Desert Hardcover – April 17, 2012


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  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 1060L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Clarion Books (April 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547707789
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547707785
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 10.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An engaging, suspensful look at a tragedy averted that also provides a glimpse of a challenging way of life."--Kirkus Reviews

"This dramatic account is a rock-solid case study in the power of a collaborative frame of mind."--Booklist

"This well-organized treatment hits just the right tone for middle-grade readers."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

About the Author

Elaine Scott, a veteran nonfiction writer, is often praised for making complicated scientific concepts accessible for young readers. She is the author of When Is a Planet Not a Planet? The Story of Pluto, among many other books. She lives in Houston, Texas.

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Elaine Scott was born in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania, the middle child of three born to her father, George J. Watts, Jr., a banker and his wife, Ethel, a homemaker. Her father's career took the family to Texas in 1952 and there, with the exception of a brief stint in Nigeria, Elaine Scott has remained. Her books have appeared on numerous "Best Books" lists and have won various awards including the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award for Close Encounters With the Universe,and the Texas State Reading Association Literature Award for Young Children for When is a Planet Not a Planet? Her newest book, Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time, will be published in January, 2011. She is now at work on Buried Alive! The Story of the Chilean Miners, to be published by Clarion in 2012.

Elaine and her husband, Parker, make their home in Houston, Texas. When she isn't busy writing (which is rarely) she enjoys reading (of course,)teaching adults, visiting schools, and traveling with her husband, Parker--especially to Kauai, Hawaii,--or to Dallas to visit with their daughters, Cindy and Susan and the most outstanding grandchild in the world, Jackson Scott Beasley.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 18, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This was a very suspenseful read, though I luckily know the final outcome before I started to read it. The research was very thoroughly done and I love that the author gives some background info on the living situation of the miners, as well as background info on mining etc. Would highly recommend this book for any reader 8 years or older.
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Working as a miner is dangerous work. The thought of doing down and never coming back up is always present in the minds of those who do this type of work. This rings true for those 33 miners that were trapped for 69 days underground in a mine. Through first hand stories and photographs this book brings their stories to life.

The book includes a glossary, list of further reading ideas, and a listing of websites to visit to learn more about the topic. Recommend to readers that enjoy learning about recent history.
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