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Cole, Melissa S.
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Publication Information:
San Diego : Blackbirch Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
24 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Describes the topography, climate, and plant and animal life of the forests, as well as the interaction that humans have with them.
Where are forests found today? -- What makes forests unique? -- Types of tress -- Layers of plants -- How do animals survive in forests? -- Food -- Life in the forests -- Food chain --Humans and forests -- A forest's food web.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.5 0.5 70308.
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QH541.5.F6 C63 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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Explore the variety of forests found throughout North America--from the boreal forests of Alaska to the colorful deciduous woods on the eastern shore. Uncover the many plants and creatures that make their home in this often lush environment.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Each volume offers an introductory overview of one North American habitat. While the writing is simple, sentence variety saves the texts from the plodding style frequently found in such series. Cole explains the unique features of each habitat and offers basic information about some plants and animals found there. She also provides a diagram and an explanation of a food chain and food web. Another section considers the impact of humans on the area. Unfortunately, there are no maps to bolster the written descriptions. There is some overlap in the sections on human impact in Forest and Rain Forest, including the use of the same picture. In all three volumes, the well-chosen, full-color photographs reinforce but do not overwhelm the written information. In fact, they may even capture the attention of browsers and extend the books' usefulness beyond report writers. Virginia Wright-Frierson offers a more personal perspective in A North American Rain Forest Scrapbook (Walker, 1999), and Dorothy Hinshaw Patent's Prairies (Holiday, 1996) is similar in scope to Cole's Prairies.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Where Are Forests Found Today?p. 6
What Makes Forests Unique?p. 8
Types of Treesp. 10
Layers of Plantsp. 12
How Do Animals Survive in Forests?p. 14
Foodp. 16
Life in the Forestp. 18
Food Chainp. 20
Humans and Forestsp. 22
A Forest's Food Webp. 23
Glossaryp. 24
For Further Readingp. 24
Indexp. 24