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Title:
The magic school bus : inside the earth
Author:
Cole, Joanna.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Revised format.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Inc., [1997, c1987]

©1997, ©1987
Physical Description:
40 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm
Summary:
On a special field trip in the magic school bus, Ms. Frizzle's class learns at first hand about different kinds of rocks and the formation of the earth.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
500 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.6 0.5 5480.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.6 2 Quiz: 07253 Guided reading level: P.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780590407595

9780590407601
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

For use in schools and libraries only. Ms. Frizzle and her class take field trips to extraordinary places using their magic school bus. Illustrations by Bruce Degen.


Author Notes

Joanna Cole was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 11, 1944. She attended the University of Massachusetts, Indiana University, and City College of New York where she earned a degree in Psychology.

Ms. Cole has worked as an elementary school teacher, a librarian, and a children's book editor. As a child, she loved science and explaining things and this is why she started writing children's books. She writes fiction and non-fiction titles. Her most well-known series are the Magic School Bus and the "Body."

Cole's books have received a number of honors. A Horse's Body and A Snake's Body were both named Outstanding Science Trade Books for children by the joint committee of the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council. In 1982, A Snake's Body was named a Children's Choice Book by the joint committee of the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council. Both A Cat's Body and A Bird's Body were Junior Literary Guild selections. In 1991, she was awarded the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction award.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 5-9. Ms. Fizzle, star of The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks (Booklist 83:507 N 15 86), the wackiest, wisest teacher in picture books this side of Miss Nelson, returns to teach geology via a field trip through the center of the earth. As her class learns about fossils, rocks, and volcanoes, so will readers, absorbing information painlessly as they vicariously travel through the caves, tunnels, and up through the cone of a volcanic island shortly before it erupts. Soon lava hits the ocean, the magic school bus rises in a cloud of steam, and the class returns to school, where types of rocks observed on the trip are labeled on buildings, walkways, fertilizer, and statuary, bringing the children's newfound knowledge into practical focus. In an amusing afterword, the author and artist separate fact from fantasy for their more literal-minded readers. Degen's bright, colorful artwork includes many witty details to delight observant children. Carried in cartoonlike balloons, the schoolmates' thoughts, banter, and asides add spice to the geology lesson. Bright, sassy, and savvy, the magic school bus books rate high in child appeal. CP. 551 Earth-Internal structure / Geology [CIP] 87-4563


Publisher's Weekly Review

Solid science-cum-wackiness is the hallmark of this nonfiction series. Ages 6-9. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5 Cole and Degen have struck at the core once again to produce an exciting, attractive, and informative science book for young readers. Children who entered Ms. Frizzle's classroom in The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks (Scholastic, 1986), are in for another exhuberant, intriguing field trip. This time, it's to the center of the earth. Surprises abound through each strata down to the very inner core where it is hot, hot, hot. The class collects rock samples before the bus is expelled from the earth's core in a volcanic eruption. Illustrations are in watercolor cartoon format and attendant ``balloons'' contain pertinent information or students' humorous asides. There are also pages from students' reports on rocks. A tongue-in-cheek section at the end discusses the real and fantasy aspects of the book. Containing uncluttered text and illustrations, it is an anticipatory page-turner full of exciting adventure from school yard to volcano and back. Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, Ohio (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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