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When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone Hardcover – April 29, 2008


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  • Age Range: 6 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 1040L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Childrens; First Edition edition (April 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802796869
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802796868
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 11.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #844,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 2–5—Removal of one predator—the wolf—from Yellowstone National Park caused the decline of many animal species, subsequently changing the very terrain of the area as ponds and trees also disappeared. The rise and fall and interdependence of species are explained simply in this slim survey of some of the park's wildlife. Patent begins with the Congressional designation of Yellowstone as a national park in 1872, stating that in the early years the geologic wonders rather than the animals were the main attraction. The wolf was a popular hunting target, and its demise led to an overpopulation of elk and coyotes and a complex chain of effects. The format sets small chunks of text and two or three small color photographs on a black background at the far right of the spread. A large color photo fills the remaining space, with a framed sentence superimposed on the picture. The two blocks of text become repetitive, but they're apparently intended as a dual-level text, so that children can read either the briefer explanations on the left or the longer ones opposite. Bits of background terrain are seen in the pictures, but they do not capture the dramatic decline and renewal of the ecosystem suggested. There is no map to indicate the large size and location of Yellowstone. The book concludes with a review quiz with small animal photos.—Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston
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Outstanding historical and present-day photographs of Yellowstone, its inhabitants, and its visitors capture the rugged natural beauty of the park. -- Horn Book

More About the Author

Ever since I was a child I've loved nature and animals. I spent my time out of doors, picking flowers and scooping tadpoles out of ponds. So it's no wonder I studied biology and became an author myself of the kind of gifts I loved when I was young, books about nature. I've expanded into other fascinating areas of nonfiction, too, especially historical topics of the American west, such as Lewis and Clark and Native Americans.

The lives of wolves and dogs especially fascinate me. Scientists consider them the same species, but wolves are so successful at being wild, and dogs have done a great job of attaching themselves to humans in so many ways. My one fiction, "Return of the Wolf," now available in a Kindle edition, shows how wolves live in the wild. If you read this book, you'll recognize behavior your dog shares with its wild cousin, such as submissive or dominant behavior. "When the Wolves Return: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone" demonstrates the importance of wolves to the natural ecosystem, and several of my books explore how dogs help humans in different ways.

My work has given me the gift of travel to all sorts of fascinating places such as the Galapagos Island, the Costa Rican Rain Forest, the arctic tundra, and more. Since my favorite activity is learning new information, I plan to keep traveling and writing for many years ahead.

To learn more about me and my books, visit my website, www.dorothyhinshawpatent.com, and my blog, www.dorothypatent.blogspot.com

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By www.firrkids.com on November 11, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Beavers, badgers and elk, oh my! You'll learn about Yellowstone National Park, and will also discover you have acquired a stunning collection of nature photographs. This father-daughter photography team resides on the border of the park, which really shines through in their work.

The author gives a brief explanation of Yellowstone as a national park before she launches into the history of the animals, which is the true focus of the book. She explains how Yellowstone has a very complex natural system, the circumstances that progressively occurred, and their effect on the animals. It's interesting to learn why one animal thrives, while another animal languishes.

The author does a good job giving the right amount of details - enough to be informative but not overly complicated. Younger readers can enjoy the animal and scenery photos, while older readers can easily follow the narration. If you have a nature lover, I would absolutely recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angela on April 22, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book is great for younger readers, because it has a small text box in the corner of every other page that summarizes the main text on the page in simplified language. Older readers could use this text box to review what each page is about. Also, the photos are excellent! I'm definitely going to buy this book for my future students! (Studying elementary ed right now.)
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Great book for teaching food chain and the impact one change has on the rest. Uplifting pictures and text. . Beautifully done.
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