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Was it too late to save the Florida manatee? For thousands of years, this gentle sea creature had lived peacefully in the warm waters around Florida. Yet by the 1970s, years of hunting and boating accidents had pushed the animal to the brink of extinction. Would people find a way to help the manatee survive? In Florida Manatees: Warm Water Miracles, children relive the inspiring and heroic efforts of people who stepped in to save this remarkable creature when all seemed lost. Through this true tale of wildlife survival, children discover the bold and creative ideas that Americans and their government have used to protect and care for the country’s endangered wildlife. Full-color photographs and a habitat map enrich this heartfelt story of conservationism and courage.

 
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF003220
Genre Nonfiction, Great for Hi-Lo Readers, Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2008
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series America's Animal Comebacks
Language English
Number of Pages 32
ISBN 9781597165075, 9781597165952, 9781936089383
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 599.5509759
Dimensions 8 x 10
ATOS Reading Level 4.6
Lexile Reading Level 790
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 4.8
Author Meish Goldish
 
  • 2008 NSTA Selection Winners

Florida Manatees

Part of the America’s Animal Comebacks series, this accessible title discusses the environmental threats facing the Florida manatee and the efforts that saved this appealing sea creature from extinction. Once hunted for food and clothing, manatees face even graver dangers in today’s environment, including motorboats, fishing nets, and a scarcity of readily available food. Goldish highlights the activism of government officials, conservationists, and concerned citizens in manatee rescue campaigns as well as the ways manatees themselves have adapted to their changing habitat. Double-page spreads feature attention-grabbing fact boxes and large, full-color photos of manatees and the humans who work with them. Concluding pages warn that although manatees are slowly increasing in number, there is still much to be done to protect these endearing, gentle giants. A good choice for budding conservationists, animal enthusiasts, and report writers, all of whom will appreciate the appended glossary and brief bibliography.

Florida Manatees

Part of the America’s Animal Comebacks series, this accessible title discusses the environmental threats facing the Florida manatee and the efforts that saved this appealing sea creature from extinction. Once hunted for food and clothing, manatees face even graver dangers in today’s environment, including motorboats, fishing nets, and a scarcity of readily available food. Goldish highlights the activism of government officials, conservationists, and concerned citizens in manatee rescue campaigns as well as the ways manatees themselves have adapted to their changing habitat. Double-page spreads feature attention-grabbing fact boxes and large, full-color photos of manatees and the humans who work with them. Concluding pages warn that although manatees are slowly increasing in number, there is still much to be done to protect these endearing, gentle giants. A good choice for budding conservationists, animal enthusiasts, and report writers, all of whom will appreciate the appended glossary and brief bibliography.

Index
Glossary of key words
Table of contents
Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Full-color photographs, Historical photographs