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Sugaring season : making maple syrup
Burns, Diane L.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [1990]

Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 25 cm
Describes, in text and photographs, the making of maple syrup from tapping the tree and collecting the sap to cooking and packaging.
Reading Level:
860 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.6 1.0 15405.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.6 3 Quiz: 16309.
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Material Type
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SB239.M3 B8 1990 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
SB239.M3 B8 1990 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Discusses different types of avalanches, how they form, where they happen, and how to keep safe when traveling in snowy mountains.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 3-6. Kramer's clear and succinct texts introduce two very different natural phenomena. Avalanche examines types of snowslides, describes how and why they occur, and explains what can be done to control them. Light~ning covers types of these electrical ~charges, clarifies how they are formed, and notes the relationship between thunder and lightning. Both titles offer suggestions for safety, list fascinating facts, and are appended with glossaries. Frequent full-color photographs complement and add much to the presentations; several of Faidley's storm photos are particularly outstanding. The question-and-answer format works well here. Though there are no indexes, the tables of contents lend some access, and Kramer's topics will be useful for report writers and of interest to browsers. ~--Kay Weisman

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-- An excellent look at avalanches: slab and loose snow types, how they are formed, where they happen, efforts to control them, and safety rules for avoiding and surviving them. Clear, descriptive prose; crisp, full-color photographs of avalanches in action; and an attractive and varied page layout add up to a winning combination. It's a fact-filled read-aloud for primary students, who will be fascinated by the outstanding illustrations , while older children will find the logically organized text a useful resource in spite of the absence of an index. The Facklams' Avalanche! (Crestwood, 1991) has a much wordier text and fewer photographs. --Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.