Where Is the Grand Canyon? (Where Is...?)

by Jim O'Connor (Author) Daniel Colon (Illustrator)

Where Is the Grand Canyon? (Where Is...?)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Where Is?
There are canyons all over the planet, and the Grand Canyon in Arizona is not the biggest. Yet because of the spectacular colors in the rock layers and fascinating formations of boulders, buttes, and mesas, it is known as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Starting with a brief overview of how national parks came into being, this book covers all aspects of the canyon--how it formed, which early native people lived there, and what varied wildlife can be found there now. A history of the canyon's end-to-end exploration in the late 1860s and how the Grand Canyon became such a popular vacation spot (5 million tourists visit every year) round out this informative, easy-to-read account.
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Gr 3-5--These solid though formulaic titles profile well-known locations. Demuth examines the longest human-made structure in the world, the Great Wall of China, outlining why it was constructed; Chinese rulers and tribes such as the Mongols, who invaded the empire; the intense manpower required to build the Wall in a time before machines and earth-moving equipment; the people who lived at and protected the Wall; and the Communist Party's actions to preserve the Great Wall and promote it to the world. O'Connor focuses on the Grand Canyon, examining its geological formations; the importance of the Colorado River; the native peoples who used to--and still do--inhabit the canyon; the adventures of geologist John Wesley Powell, who explored the canyon; wildlife; and the impact of man. Stine provides a history of the White House, explaining its design and remodelings; destruction by the British during the War of 1812; descriptions of various rooms including the East Room and the Blue Room; presidents and family members who have occupied the residence; and the staff of chefs, butlers, and more who keep the house running. VERDICT Suitable additions to history and geography collections.--Patricia Ann Owens, formerly with Illinois Eastern Community Colls., Mt. Carmel

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Jim O'Connor
Jim O'Connor is a children's author. His books include Jackie Robinson and the Story of All-Black Baseball, Let's Hear it for the Shrumps!, The Puck Stops Here!, The Ghost in Tent 19, Call Me Gretzky, and many books in the popular Who Was? series.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780448483573
Lexile Measure
950L
Guided Reading Level
S
Publisher
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
February 20, 2015
Series
Where Is?
BISAC categories
JNF037060 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Earth Sciences - Rocks & Minerals
JNF038100 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | United States
JNF025260 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, Etc.
Library of Congress categories
Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.)

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