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Terrifying Ticks


Series
Bugged Out! The World's Most Dangerous Bugs

by
Kevin Blake

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Bearport Publishing Company, I
Imprint
Bearport Publishing
ISBN
9781642801682
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In 2015, Jane Ashley took her dog for a walk through a field in Virginia. The next day, she spotted a black speck on her back. It was a tiny tick. Several days later, Jane developed a throbbing headache, which turned into a fever. Soon, she was so ill she needed to be taken to the hospital. Then Jane's organs began to fail. What was making her so deathly ill? Read Jane's harrowing tale of survival, and learn all about ticks and the deadly diseases they carry in this engrossing new narrative nonfiction book for young readers.

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

24

Trim Size

8" x 10"

Dewey

571.9

AR

5.3: points 0.5

Lexile

890

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

3

JLG Release

Jul 2019

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

School Library Journal

School Library Journal

The connection between bugs and bubonic plague, malaria, and other dangers are highlighted in this series. Each title opens with a true story of a human victim, which includes a photo and quotes from the person. Background information follows in clear, well-organized prose. Readers learn about the creatures, the diseases they transmit, and current medical treatments, with at least one other real-life example included. Visuals effectively support the horrific nature of the topic, mixing close-up bug photos and images of afflicted humans, a few of which are especially alarming. Facts about the uncertainty of some treatments and the continued geographic spread of the bugs add to the drama. Safety tips are included, along with some data about the relative rarity of some diseases, but the focus is definitely on the shocking dangers of bugs and afflictions. Effective presentation for readers intrigued about the more gruesome aspects of nature.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

The connection between bugs and bubonic plague, malaria, and other dangers are highlighted in this series. Each title opens with a true story of a human victim, which includes a photo and quotes from the person. Background information follows in clear, well-organized prose. Readers learn about the creatures, the diseases they transmit, and current medical treatments, with at least one other real-life example included. Visuals effectively support the horrific nature of the topic, mixing close-up bug photos and images of afflicted humans, a few of which are especially alarming. Facts about the uncertainty of some treatments and the continued geographic spread of the bugs add to the drama. Safety tips are included, along with some data about the relative rarity of some diseases, but the focus is definitely on the shocking dangers of bugs and afflictions. Effective presentation for readers intrigued about the more gruesome aspects of nature.

Grades 3-5
Series Nonfiction
Science Grades 3-5
For Grades 3-5

These 12 engrossing, fact-filled works build upon science fundamentals, allowing young students to grasp physical and life science basics while being entertained. They are the best titles from the best science series handpicked by experienced School Library Journal editors.

12 books per Year
$258.00 per Year
Interests
Nonfiction,Science/STEAM
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