Breathtaking illustrations combine with poetry and fascinating facts about endangered or threatened animals to give young readers an intriguing look at the contemporary problem of species endangerment. Focusing on four different environments, the series looks at the situations of various animals, explains why they are in danger, and looks at possible ways to save them. Each animal is also paid homage by both the beautiful paintings of wildlife artist Jean Sherlock, and by the touching and elegant poetry of various writers, such as William Blake, D. H. Lawrence, Jane Yolen, and more. Supports the national science education standards Unifying Concepts and Processes: Systems, Order, and Organization; Unifying Concepts and Processes: Evolution and Equilibrium; Life Science; and Science in Personal and Social Perspectives as outlined by the National Academics of Science and endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association.
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|Grouped Work ID||22e6955c-5373-931e-744f-7c768547cc08|
|Grouping Author||radley gail|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-05-17 23:13:11PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-02-18 00:22:16AM|
Litton Middle - Teen Non-Fiction
Madison Middle - Teen Non-Fiction
|display_description||Discusses, through short essays and poems, ten endangered species that live in the skies, including scientific information about each, reasons for its endangered status, and descriptions of efforts to protect it.|
|title_full||The skies / by Gail Radley ; illustrations by Jean Sherlock ; featuring poems by Randall Jarrell, Jane Yolen, and others|