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Gorillas: Gentle Giants of the Forest
Contributor(s): Milton, Joyce, Barnard, Bryn (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0679872841     ISBN-13: 9780679872849
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
    OUR PRICE: $5.99  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: March 1997
Annotation: What should you do if a gorilla charges right at you? Run away, climb a tree, or make a scary face? Find out the surprising answer and much more in this nonfiction book packed with amazing gorilla facts.  

Step 3 Readers feature engaging narratives about popular topics. For children who are ready to read on their own.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Apes; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Apes, Monkeys, Etc.
Dewey: 599.88
LCCN: 94041839
Lexile Measure: 530
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Step into Reading. a Step 2 Book
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 9.50" H x 6.25" W x 0.25" (0.20 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 2460
Reading Level: 3.2   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q04680
Reading Level: 2.8   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 2.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Joyce Milton has written several books for Penguin Young Readers, including Bats and Pocahontas: An American Princess. Milton currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. 

Bryn Barnard is an author and illustrator whose books include The Genius of IslamOutbreak! Plagues that Changed History; and Dangerous Planet: Natural Disasters that Changed History. Find him online at and @brynbarnard.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1997 August)
Gr 1-3?Milton presents a good overview of the subject despite the constraints of the easy-reader format. She brings the world of wild gorillas, Dian Fossey, and Koko to life for young readers. Barnard's realistic illustrations follow the text closely, but do not expand upon it. Children interested in wildlife or these animals in particular will enjoy learning some basics about how and where they live, what they eat, and how scientists study them. There is not enough information for reports, but this title works well as a springboard or companion to other nonfiction treatments.?Sharon R. Pearce, San Antonio Public Library, TX