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Frew, Katherine.
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Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2004]

Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Introduces the profession of plumbing, including its history, tools, typical jobs, importance to public health, and areas of specialization.
Reading Level:
840 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.6 1.0 75812.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5 4 Quiz: 34562 Guided reading level: Q.

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TH6124 .F76 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Readers

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NATIONAL STANDARDS: National Social Studies Standards, Grades 5-8- Individual Development & Identity: IV- Relate such factors as physical endowment and capabilities, learning, motivation, personality, perception, and behavior to individual development.- Production, Distribution, & Consumption: VII- Explain the difference between private and public goods and services. National Science Standards, Grades 5-8- History and Nature of Science: VII- Science as a human endeavor: Women and men of various backgrounds engage in the activities of science.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Attention-grabbing introductions emphasize the importance of each career. Each volume presents a detailed history of the field, describes specific job requirements, explains the training process and tools of the trade, and provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look at a typical day, giving them a sense of what the work is like. The writing is lively, and the information is presented in an interesting manner. Appealing, full-color photos showing men and women from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds appear throughout. With their logical organization, tables of contents, and indexes, these offerings are ideal for both research and browsing.-Bethany L. W. Hankinson, Miller Elementary School, Newark, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
1 Aqueducts to Pipes: A History of Plumbingp. 9
2 Becoming a Plumberp. 17
3 A Plumber's Dayp. 25
4 Keeping the Flow Goingp. 35
New Wordsp. 42
For Further Readingp. 44
Resourcesp. 45
Indexp. 47
About the Authorp. 48