Extraordinary environments endure through the efforts of conservationists such as Will Steger. In this engaging biography, readers will learn about Steger's childhood in Minnesota, his early interest in science, his trip down the Mississippi River to New Orleans, Louisiana at age 15, and his wilderness work in Alaska and Canada. Readers will learn about Steger's dream of reaching the North Pole by dogsled, his work to finance the expedition, and challenges his team experienced in route to reaching its goal. Steger's trips across the Antarctic and the Arctic Ocean are also examined, as is his work inspiring and teaching children about the importance of saving environment and halting climate change through the International Arctic Project and the Will Steger Foundation.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF007110, JNF037020, JNF051100|
|Subject||Biographies, Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.9|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||165133|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Sigurd R. Olson, Will Steger (Conservationists) – Library Media Connection
The books reviewed cover the ordeals and achievements of two people responsible for the preservation of wilderness areas. The font is large and clear, engaging the young reader into the lives of these pioneers. The author examines the impact and legacy of these nature idealists and the organizations they founded. Photos of some of the animals whose habitats are saved will touch the children. Recommended.