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Title:
Electrician
Author:
Overcamp, David.
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Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Discusses some of the jobs done by electricians, the training and tools needed, and opportunities in the field.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
750 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.2 1.0 75810.

Reading Counts RC High School 5.4 4 Quiz: 34561 Guided reading level: R.
ISBN:
9780516240862

9780516259246
Format :
Book

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Summary

Get a behind-the-scenes view of some of the nation's most important service jobs. While they may not seem glamorous, the highly skilled workers in these professions build our homes, maintain our cars, keep our power and water running, and even nurse us back to health.


Author Notes

David Overcamp is the author of several nonfiction books for children.


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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 The Path of Powerp. 9
2 Tasks, Tools, and Trainingp. 19
3 Wire to Wirep. 29
4 Current Thinkingp. 37
New Wordsp. 42
For Further Readingp. 44
Resourcesp. 45
Indexp. 47
About the Authorp. 48