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Incredible Animal Adventures

Incredible Animal Adventures

by Jean Craighead George Illustrated by Donna Diamond

Balto the sled dog raced over the Arctic to bring life-saving medicine to an Alaskan town stricken with diphtheria. Sugar, an ordinary house cat with an extraordinary sense of direction, traveled 1,500 miles on a cross-country odyssey in search of her human family. And Koko stunned the scientific world by learning sign language — and told us what it's like to be a gorilla.

These are just a few of the inspiring, true-life stories of ten remarkable animals and the feats that made them famous, as only acclaimed naturalist and Newbery Award–winning author Jean Craighead George could tell them. Now available in a chapter book edition featuring beautiful line art by Donna Diamond, here is an irresistible collection for newly independent readers.

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
6.4
Lexile Measure
930L
Publisher
HarperTrophy
Number of Pages
64
Genre
Nonfiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Jean Craighead George Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in a family of naturalists, Jean George has centered her life around writing and nature. She attended Pennsylvania State University, graduating with degrees in English and science.
Donna Diamond

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