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The Hindenburg Disaster
Contributor(s): Benoit, Peter

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ISBN: 0531206262     ISBN-13: 9780531206263
Publisher: Childrens Pr
OUR PRICE: $29.45  

Binding Type: Library - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 2011
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Annotation: Describes the crash of the Hindenburg airship in 1937, relaying the history of international airship flight and the events leading to the disaster, and explains what measures have been taken to make airship travel safer.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Aircraft accidents; New Jersey; History; 20th century; Juvenile literature.
Airships; History; Juvenile literature.
Airships; Germany; History; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Disasters
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States
Dewey: 363.12/4
LCCN: 2010045931
Lexile Measure: 830
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: True Books
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 7.50" W x 0.50" (0.52 lbs) 48 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 143310
Reading Level: 5.4   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q53344
Reading Level: 5.4   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 3.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2011 November)

Gr 3–5—Benoit provides unbiased information that is on target for the intended audience. The main texts flow nicely and encourage the books to be read continuously, not piecemeal like research texts. A lot of the facts are given in comparison to other events, these disasters easier to comprehend. However, the inclusion of the metric measurements in parentheses is sometimes distracting, particularly in Krakatau Eruption. The true/false questions at the beginning of the books help guide readers into the topic. The photographs and reproductions enhance the texts. In Oil Spill, the photos are realistic and well chosen to show that current events can be examined as critically as historical events. In Titanic Disaster, the sequence depicting the ship breaking explicitly shows how a 66,000-ton vessel could just snap in half. Captions provide extra detail, and the inclusion of arrows helps readers decode them and see the relationship between the main text and images. Well-conceived books worthy of purchase.—Catherine Brenner, Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar, NY

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