National Geographic Kids Animal Stories

National Geographic Kids Animal Stories Amazing Animal Stories That Span The Centuries Come To Life In This Beautifully Written And Illustrated Book Some Are Sweet, Some Funny, Some Surprising, But All Are Emotionally Powerful The Capitolene Geese Who Saved The Roman Empire, Balto The Alaskan Sled Dog, Smoky The Bear, The Passenger Pigeon Of WWI Cher Ami, And The Latest Internet Sensation Christian The Lion A Collection Such As This Comes Along Only Once In A Generation, Full Of Heartwarming Tales That Families Will Read, Re Read, And Remember

Jane Yolen is a novelist, poet, fantasist, journalist, songwriter, storyteller, folklorist, and children s book author who has written than three hundred books Her accolades include the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Awards, the Kerlan Award, two Christopher Awards, and six honorary doctorate degrees from colleges and universities in Massachuset

[Reading] ➼ National Geographic Kids Animal Stories  By Jane Yolen –
  • Hardcover
  • 160 pages
  • National Geographic Kids Animal Stories
  • Jane Yolen
  • 04 May 2019
  • 9781426317255

10 thoughts on “National Geographic Kids Animal Stories

  1. says:

    This collection of true animal friendship tales from all over the world is a magnificent combination of both familiar stories such as Owen Mazee an Unlikely Pair and Seabiscuit,the Peoples Horse,and entertaining obscure tales for instance The Tamworth Two The strong storytelling comes from a collaboration between Jane Yolen and her three children The illustrations done in acrylic and digital media, balance the realistic tales with whimsical, bold colorful pictures that have a three dimensional quality to them Any one of the tales would work well as a read aloud introducing tie ins to the cultures of the various countries depicted, with an annotated map in the back of the book Each story ends with an historical explanation of other animals with comparably fascinating stories In the back there is a timeline connecting all of the stories with short realistic descriptions of each The cast of characters animals in the stories looks like a playbill with each animal s picture and a short but comprehensive summary included Reading a chapter would make a perfect introduction to a unit on animal research The many resources at the end for the book are meticulously recorded with websites and a thorough list of books, articles, and DVDs used for each story This masterpiece collection of animal stories will demonstrate to children how powerful non fiction writing becomes through extensive research, rich illustrations, exquisite writing and careful siting for all of it A treasure for all children s libraries.

  2. says:

    I chose this book because it is nonfiction but written in a story format Also, at the end of each story, there is a small blurb of information about the animal in the story This blurb is written like a textbook, but I like how students can read the story and get excited about the animal and then read a short paragraph to learn about the animal.

  3. says:

    Wonderful collection of fascinating and true animal stories from Balto the Iditarod sled dog to Keiko the Free Willy whale Examples of perseverance combined with thoughtful storytelling bring an appreciation of these individual animals to the reader Good opportunity to practice reading nonfiction with you get readers using one story at a time.

  4. says:

    With beautiful illustrations and narratives about lions, elephants, and chimps, Yolen and Ishida do a nice job telling stories about unique animal human interactions This is a bit of a challenge to read with the preschool crowd, as it was difficult to keep their attention, but it would probably be successful with an elementary school reader.

  5. says:

    An incredible compilation of inspiring true animal stories Each short but awesome tale will fill you with awe and wonder of what humans and animals can accomplish.

  6. says:

    The kids and I really liked this one Cute animal stories with a bit of history and geography mixed in.

  7. says:

    A collection of stories about famous animals who have been remarkable for their accomplishments, friendships, or situations Sumptuously illustrated with soft almost animation style pictures in full color Jane Yolen wrote these stories with the help of her three adult children Each person picked animals of interest to them and wrote their own stories, so the voice throughout the book varies slightly It also works to give readers quite an assortment of critters From somewhat obscure runaway piglets who made the news and ancient geese who saved Roman soldiers to well known historic heroes like Balto and Cher Ami I found it interesting to read this so soon after I read Historic Animals Some of the stories overlap, but the Yolen Stemple clan knows how to weave a story better Historic animals is better if you re just looking for the quick facts This one is better if you re looking for a read aloud storybook I also liked the bios of each animal in the back with real pictures whenever available, and a historic timeline that shows where each story falls There s quite an extensive bibliography too, showing how much research went into short 4 6 page tales Notes on content No language issues No sexual content Some of the animals are in dangerous situations, but there is very little gore Cher Ami s tale mentions that the pigeon was hit and bloodied when landed and lost a leg, Keiko s tale mentions that the whale was sick and had sores, but that s about it.

  8. says:

    It was a great book, the stories were interesting I never thought that a dog could save a whole town My favorite story was about Balto I m drawn to the dog stories as you can tell I love the collaboration of a family contributing to this book, makes it all the interesting Living on a farm the story of the Tamworth Two was also quite entertaining I never knew pigs could swim Next time we take pigs in to market I m going to laugh and think of this story The pictures in this book were so beautiful and I loved showing them to my son, he s actually reading the book now and going to do a review when he s done Thanks so much for choosing me as the Goodreads First Read Giveaway Winner I will cherish this book and share it with many.K

  9. says:

    The girls liked reading this one Each story is about a different animal, and the stories range from geese in Roman times, to happenings within the last 10 years Things definitely in my lifetime The problem was that I would start getting choked up as I read them there is an injured animal in a number of the stories, and in some cases a human who is in trouble So there I am trying to cover up little tears while the girls are waiting to hear what happens.

  10. says:

    Short stories about amazing animals across time and place, most of them familiar like Christian the lion.Stories are pretty factually based, not a lot of meat to them and they are accompanied by illustrations instead of photos of the animals which I found a little disappointing There are small very small photos in the back matter, but they were unsatisfying.I approached this expecting .PreK 3.

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