Monday, January 16, 2017

Nonfiction Monday

Lynn Sanders’ story, DANCING WITH TEX, is based on the special relationship between George Archibald and Tex, an endangered Whooping Crane.  Sanders traces Tex’s life from hatching through years of study at the International Crane Foundation in Wisconsin where she was cared for by George. His understanding of crane behavior inspired him to “dance” with Tex in imitation of crane bonding rituals and his success, paired with the skills of crane biologists, eventually led to Tex successfully producing an offspring. That chick went on to father many others and aided in protecting the Whooping Crane for future generations.

Woven through the story of Tex is a subtle reminder that everyone has the power to make a difference and create a world that is a better place simply by making the choice to help.
Clear, concise language, simple sentences, and vocabulary augmented with a helpful glossary for unfamiliar terms makes the story accessible for young readers. Colorful illustrations provide beautiful visuals to further highlight the important story points.

An Author’s note, Questions and Answers, and Discussion Guide provide additional support for readers.

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