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One day in the alpine tundra

Author: Jean Craighead George; Walter Gaffney-Kessell
Publisher: New York : Harper Trophy, 1996, ©1984.
Series: A Trophy chapter book
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st Harper Trophy edView all editions and formats
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Relates a boy's adventure when he is alone on the alpine tundra on a stormy day. Over the alpine tundra, the land above the trees on a high mountaintop, hangs an enormous rock. Below the rock, a pocket gopher tunnels underground, storing away seeds for the winter. The rabbit-like pika begins her harvest of grass and wildflowers. And a boy named Johnny rolls over in his tent as he wakes up for the day. Suddenly, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Craighead George; Walter Gaffney-Kessell
ISBN: 0064420272 9780064420273
OCLC Number: 34327465
Notes: "Trophy chapter book."
Target Audience: 3.1.; 007.010.
Description: 52 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Series Title: A Trophy chapter book
Responsibility: by Jean Craighead George ; illustrated by Walter Gaffney-Russell.

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Relates a boy's adventure when he is alone on the alpine tundra on a stormy day. Over the alpine tundra, the land above the trees on a high mountaintop, hangs an enormous rock. Below the rock, a pocket gopher tunnels underground, storing away seeds for the winter. The rabbit-like pika begins her harvest of grass and wildflowers. And a boy named Johnny rolls over in his tent as he wakes up for the day. Suddenly, the great rock slips. After centuries of cracking in the cold and heat, the slab is now poised to fall-and change the face of the alpine tundra forever. The Teton mountain range of Wyoming is the setting for this lightly fictionalized treatment, which perceptively describes the mammals, plants, climate, and geological features unique to the area directly above a mountain tree line. Detailed drawings are as informative as the text.

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