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Title:
Lyme disease
Author:
Silverstein, Alvin.
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Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatment of Lyme disease, as well as ways to protect against it.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
970 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.3 1.0 54008.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.8 3 Quiz: 33328 Guided reading level: R.
ISBN:
9780531116388

9780531165621
Format :
Book

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This series meets Nationsl Curriculum Standards for: Science: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives Social Studies: Culture Individual Development & Identity


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My Health explains the science behind common illnesses and injuries and also emphasizes the importance of maintaining personal health. The colorful, inviting series design features photos, medical illustrations, amusing cartoon art, tables, sidebars, and hands-on activities.


Reviews 4

Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-7. The authors, familiar for their well-researched, clearly written, topical books for middle-and high-school students, turn their attention this time to lyme disease. Without sensationalizing, they discuss the history of the illness, the biology of the tick that carries it, treatment, and prevention, including up-to-date information on the vaccines now being developed. The layout is attractive and uncluttered, with interesting sidebars and plenty of colorful photographs. Some photos seem generic, but the enlarged pictures of ticks will attract lots of middle-graders. A time line, a glossary, a bibliography of both children's and adult books, and a comprehensive, student-oriented list of organizations and Web sites will be helpful for reports as well as for answering medical questions. --Catherine Andronik


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-Headaches describes why tension headaches and migraines hurt so much. There is advice on treatment and prevention and when to see the doctor. Lyme Disease explains ticks and the disease with information on treatment and prevention. In both books, full-color photos are relevant to the material presented, and the content is written in an easy, readable style. Technical words are highlighted in bold type. These titles are starting points for readers who want to know more about health issues that may affect them but who are not ready for specific technical information.-Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-7. The authors, familiar for their well-researched, clearly written, topical books for middle-and high-school students, turn their attention this time to lyme disease. Without sensationalizing, they discuss the history of the illness, the biology of the tick that carries it, treatment, and prevention, including up-to-date information on the vaccines now being developed. The layout is attractive and uncluttered, with interesting sidebars and plenty of colorful photographs. Some photos seem generic, but the enlarged pictures of ticks will attract lots of middle-graders. A time line, a glossary, a bibliography of both children's and adult books, and a comprehensive, student-oriented list of organizations and Web sites will be helpful for reports as well as for answering medical questions. --Catherine Andronik


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-Headaches describes why tension headaches and migraines hurt so much. There is advice on treatment and prevention and when to see the doctor. Lyme Disease explains ticks and the disease with information on treatment and prevention. In both books, full-color photos are relevant to the material presented, and the content is written in an easy, readable style. Technical words are highlighted in bold type. These titles are starting points for readers who want to know more about health issues that may affect them but who are not ready for specific technical information.-Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Summer Is Tick Seasonp. 5
What Is Lyme Disease?p. 7
All About Ticksp. 13
Do you Have Lyme Disease?p. 21
Treating Lyme Diseasep. 29
Protect yourself!p. 32
Glossaryp. 39
Learning Morep. 41
Indexp. 44
Chapter 1 An Outdoor Dangerp. 7
Chapter 2 What Is Lyme Disease?p. 17
Chapter 3 A Tick and Its Worldp. 23
Chapter 4 Diagnosis and Treatmentp. 31
Chapter 5 Preventing Lyme Diseasep. 39
Timeline of Lyme Diseasep. 46
Glossaryp. 48
To Find Out Morep. 53
A Note on Sourcesp. 58
Indexp. 60