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A Walk in the Tundra (Biomes of North America) Paperback – January 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Series: Biomes of North America
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Carolrhoda Books, Inc. (January 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1575055260
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575055268
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 8.4 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #782,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 4-6-A visually pleasing title with plenty of clear, colorful photographs of the biome's flora and fauna throughout the year. There is a bit of confusion, however, over the distinction between "Arctic tundra" and "tundra" in general, which is shown to extend through the Aleutian Islands in far Western Alaska. The tundra does not experience the severe loss of winter sunlight that is common within the Arctic Circle. Hair-splitting aside, this book fills a niche. Allan Fowler's Arctic Tundra (1996) and Michael H. Forman's Arctic Tundra (1997, both Children's) are for a younger audience. Elizabeth Kaplan's The Tundra (Benchmark, 1995) and Philip Steele's Tundra (Carolrhoda, 1997) are more appropriate for older students.
Mollie Bynum, formerly at Chester Valley Elementary School, Anchorage, AK
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

From Booklist

Gr. 2-4. This entry in the new Biomes of North America series has several particularly nice features: the glossary precedes the text, a map defines the location, and the good resources section includes both books and Web sites. The writing style is lively, though Johnson goes a bit overboard in trying to give children a close-up view of the tundra: "Feel how squishy the ground is beneath your feet." She packs in plenty about the habitat, though, from climate to enlightening bits about flora and fauna, and she also conveys a strong sense of the way the hustle and bustle of summer is just a preliminary to nine months of bitter winter. There's a nicely varied selection of color photographs; sidebar "Post-its," each with a black-and-white drawing, help make the design more interesting but add little information. That's a small gripe, however, in a book that does a lot. See Series Roundup for more titles. Stephanie Zvirin
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

More About the Author

Rebecca L. Johnson has brought science to life in dozens of national award-winning books for children and young adults, including Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead (ALA Notable, Junior Library Guild Selection, Junior Library Guild Top Pick, Kirkus Best Children's Books). Her books highlight why science is such an exciting endeavor: there is no shortage of new species, remarkable adaptations, and fresh insights into life on earth. She has been fortunate to work with many scientists in far-flung corners of the planet and bases much of her writing on personal experience.

"Through my books, I hope to show young people that the world is full of wonders, and that science is the path that leads to them."

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I'm working on making Background paintings for an 2D animation that takes place in tundra. Great photos, along with great information about the Tundra and it's ecosystem. All I could ask for is maybe larger pictures or a CD-rom to compliment book. Good price too
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I recently purchased this book to aide in a science course my son is taking, and I am totally impressed. This book has beautiful illustrations and photos and is filled with helpful facts and knowledge. The information is presented in a way that is both exciting and easy for the student to understand, and made his course a lot more fun than just a text book would have been. When you can look at your child and see that they are excited about what they are learning, that has to be the sign of an excellent book. I highly recommend this one.
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