In Search of Sasquatch [hc]
By Kelly Milner Halls
What is Sasquatch? Thousands of people believe in it. Hundreds say they have seen it. But the
mystery of Sasquatch has not been solved.
Sasquatch, also known as Bigfoot, is a cryptid- a creature of cryptozoology. Cryptozoology is the study of creatures not recognized by traditional science, and it is the quest to understand things that cannot be proven via ordinary channels. The author has interviewed cryptozoologists, linguistics experts, anthropologists, biologists, and regular people like us who have seen, heard, or maybe stumbled across evidence leading them to believe that Sasquatch is real. Serious Sasquatch seekers are as skeptical as unbelievers. They are not out to collect great stories. They are out to put together facts. The difference is, they are willing to keep an open mind. Do you believe in Sasquatch? 64 pages
"The book makes an appealing individual reading experience, but the short chapters and lively narrative also make for an engaging read aloud, especially for groups of children transitioning to longer books or more sophisticated subject matter... Readers who find their curiosity piqued will be rewarded in the end; the back matter includes a well-designed map of sightings in America and Canada, as well as information that will facilitate further research." -School Library Journal (Grades 4-6)
October 25, 2011
AR Level=7.2; Lexile Level=1090 NC Non-Conforming Text