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Julie the Rockhound Kindle Edition


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Length: 32 pages Age Level: 3 - 10 Grade Level: P - 4

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About the Author

Gail Langer Karwoski(Water Beds, River Beds, andJulie the Rockhound) is an award-winning children s book writer. In addition toJulie the RockhoundandWater Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean(Mom s Choice Best Children s Picture Book Author for 2005), published by Arbordale, Gail has written six other books for young readers including: Tsumani: The True Story of an April Fool s Day DisasterandQuake!Disaster in San Francisco, 1906. Before becoming a full time author, Gail taught in Georgia public schools. She frequently returns to schools as a visiting author. Gail married a rockhound. On their honeymoon, they hiked through lush western forests and stark forests of petrified wood. They dove into foamy aquamarine waves in the Pacific Ocean and dug into crumbly turquoise deposits in the Southwestern desert. Since then, they ve gone treasure hunting for geodes, fossils, and crystals. At the schools where she taught, her classroom was famous because of the rock box. Now, as owners of a quartz deposit in South Carolina where visitors can try their luck at digging for crystals, Gail and her husband have watched hundreds of people both young and old delight in finding sparkly quartz crystals. She wroteJulie the Rockhoundto share this delight in our earth s treasures with children and their parents. Gail lives near the University of Georgia with her husband, two daughters, and three bossy cats."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2951 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing (15 Oct. 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00495XTL4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,861,042 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8c8c0180) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
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HASH(0x8d4ace04) out of 5 stars A real gem! 1 Oct. 2007
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Karwoski's latest book will appeal to readers of many ages. For the youngest, it is a story of a girl and her dad sharing a day together and exploring the natural world. Older readers will enjoy the details Julie learns from her dad about rocks and rock collecting. Downey's clean illustrations focus attention on the beauty of the quartz crystals. Four pages of activities following the story are sure to lure beginning rockhounds outside to start digging! Teachers will find the book especially useful for teaching about rocks and minerals. A great purchase for the home, classroom, or school library.
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HASH(0x8d4ace58) out of 5 stars Entertaining and insightful! 30 Sept. 2007
By Anne B. Jones - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I picked up a copy of Julie the Rockhound while at the Southern Independent Booksellers Association Conference. I am so pleased with it I plan to give it to my granddaughter for Christmas. As a former teacher, I am always on the lookout for entertaining and educational reading for children. This one is great. Not only is it a resource for children's reading, it is a means for teaching and inspiring an interest and hobby! The book includes a learning-activity section at the end of the story, parents and teachers will find helpful.
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HASH(0x8c7ef1b0) out of 5 stars Great introduction to encourage young rockhounds. 18 Aug. 2007
By Randy E. Newcomer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a great introduction to rock collecting for kids. The story shares the excitment of collecting and introduces simple and sometimes confusing terms in a funny way. The tips in the back for rock collecting are helpful and easy for any family to follow to add this fun and inexpensive hobby to family outings. The activities are great for home or for the classroom. This is a terrific book for elementary school teachers.
HASH(0x8c7ef57c) out of 5 stars Karwoski's Julie the Rockhound Another Solid Offering by a Gem of an Author 18 Oct. 2007
By Donny B. Seagraves - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Georgia author Gail Karwoski offers another well-written and captivating picture book in Julie the Rockhound. The story begins when a young girl, Julie, notices something sparkling on a hillside behind her new home. The sparkle leads her to pick up a rock that's shiny with flat sides and a pointy end. Julie shows her find to her dad who calls it a crystal. The humorous word-play explanations dad offers for Julie's questions about her rock will tickle young readers as they learn along with Julie about quartz crystals. Some of the things I like most about book are the clear, informative writing, the warm relationship between Julie and her Dad, and the informative suggestions in the back of the book that will teach readers how to become rockhounds themselves. This book is ideal for parents, grandparents and teachers to share with young readers or for older children who want to read it on their own. It's great for those who already have an interest in rockhounding and for those who might want to join in the fun.
HASH(0x8c7ef660) out of 5 stars You Too Can Become a Rockhound 14 Dec. 2007
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
What child doesn't collect rocks at one time or another, especially the shiny and unusual ones? That makes all children rockhounds like Julie in this most interesting story that proficiently explains what quartz crystals are and how to find them. Young readers will enjoy learning about the properties and growth of crystals. Yes, crystals do grow! Author Gail Langer Karwoski has done a splendid job of taking a scientific concept and creating an absorbing story around it.

Artist Lisa Downey's detailed pencil drawings add so much to the story, making it easy for readers to visualize what Julie and Dad talk about on their hunt for rocks. For instance, where Dad explains, "It takes a VERY long time...to grow." The illustrations show the ascending scale of a quartz crystal's growth. The activities in the back of the book are both informative and enjoyable. The book is highly recommended for the rockhounds in any home or classroom, ages 6 - 10.
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