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Destination : Rocky Mountains

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From the lush foothills to snowcapped summits, children join Jonathan Grupper on a thrilling climb in the Rocky Mountains, exploring this magnificent ecosystem by raft, by four-wheel drive, and on foot, equipped with ice ax. Spectacular color photos and an engaging, you-are-there format bring young readers eye-to-eye with fascinating wildlife at every stage of the ascent.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 225.3 x 284.7 x 9.9mm | 403.09g
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations, 1 colour map
  • 0792277228
  • 9780792277224

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Believe it or not, there's more to them than mountains alone. The Rockies are wide open prairies. They're rolling foothills, forests, rock faces, and tundra. Just think of all the different animals who live there!

Steer your four-wheel drive past a mighty herd of bison. Then watch a pack of hungry coyotes send them scattering.

Ride some mountain rapids to pay a call on a beaver family -- at the pond they've dammed up for their home.

Lace up those hiking boots and step lively into mountain lion country. Just watch out for grizzly bears.

Head above the treeline to see the spectacular wildflowers that bloom amid the alpine tundra.

Strap on your harness and scale the high cliffs past mountain goats and bighorn sheep.

So, who's king of the mountain? The answer's waiting for you at the top of the Rockies, so head on up!
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It's a long way up!

You're going from the foothills to the summit, and you'll have to...

leap like a mountain lion,

glide like an eagle, and

scramble like a mountain goat...

if you want to make it to the top!
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About Jonathan Grupper

Author Jonathan Grupper's interest in the natural world has fueled the more than 50 films he has written and the two children's television series he has produced for National Geographic. Grupper and his wife, Cathlin, live with their children, Madeline and Jesse, in the wilds of New Jersey.
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