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Books with author Marybeth Lorbiecki

  • Escaping Titanic

    Marybeth Lorbiecki, Kory S. Heinzen

    eBook (Picture Window Books, Nov. 1, 2014)
    Commemorate the Titanic's disastrous voyage with this harrowing tale of survival. Follow the true story of young Ruth Elizabeth Becker as her awe of the mighty Titanic turns into horror when she is separated from her mother and siblings.
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  • Prairie Dogs

    Marybeth Lorbiecki

    Paperback (Cooper Square Publishing Llc, March 1, 2004)
    Animals facing threats from human encroachment are featured in these offerings from the Our Wild World series. Prairie Dogs looks at critters considered a keystone species by scientists, linked to the survival of about 40 other species. Horse-lovers will gravitate to the doe-eyed bays on the cover of Wild Horses, which introduces readers to the scattered herds of mustangs still roaming the U.S. Both books spend a great deal of time on these animals' fascinating social systems, from the bands of mares led by a single stallion to prairie dog towns subdivided into coteries. The prose is consistently clear and lively, although Lorbiecki's breathless marveling at prairie dogs' language of chirks, yips, and other vocalizations may lead children to anthropomorphize more than is warranted.
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  • Sister Anne's Hands

    Marybeth Lorbiecki, Wendy Popp

    Paperback (Puffin Books, Nov. 29, 2000)
    "An African American nun challenges the beliefs of her second-grade students in this thought-provoking picture book set in the 1960s."--Publishers WeeklySister Anne’s hands are brown, and Anna’s hands are white. It’s the early 1960s, and Anna has never seen a person with dark skin before. At first she is afraid of her new second-grade teacher. But Anna quickly finds that there’s no reason to be scared. Sister Anne is wonderful. She likes jokes and she makes math and reading fun. But then someone sails a paper airplane to her, with a cruel message written on its wings. Sister Anne’s wise way of turning a painful incident into a powerful learning experience has a profound impact on Anna and her classmates. This moving, timeless tale is perfectly illustrated with luminous, glowing paintings. “With humor and understanding, Lorbiecki writes about a young girl’s coming to terms with racial differences and about the pain that ignorance can cause.”—The Horn Book
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  • Prairie Dogs

    Marybeth Lorbiecki

    Hardcover (Cooper Square Publishing Llc, March 1, 2004)
    Animals facing threats from human encroachment are featured in these offerings from the Our Wild World series. Prairie Dogs looks at critters considered a keystone species by scientists, linked to the survival of about 40 other species. Horse-lovers will gravitate to the doe-eyed bays on the cover of Wild Horses, which introduces readers to the scattered herds of mustangs still roaming the U.S. Both books spend a great deal of time on these animals' fascinating social systems, from the bands of mares led by a single stallion to prairie dog towns subdivided into coteries. The prose is consistently clear and lively, although Lorbiecki's breathless marveling at prairie dogs' language of chirks, yips, and other vocalizations may lead children to anthropomorphize more than is warranted.
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  • Things, Natural, Wild, and Free: The Life of Aldo Leapold

    Marybeth Lorbiecki

    Paperback (Fulcrum Publishing, Oct. 1, 2011)
    Adventure — as a child Aldo Leopold was always looking for it as he wandered over the bluffs along the Mississippi with his dog, Spud. This led Leopold to become a forester, wildlife scientist, author, and one of the most important conservationists in history. Award-winning author Marybeth Lorbiecki brings Leopold to life in this vivid new biography with historical photographs
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  • Just One Flick of a Finger

    Marybeth Lorbiecki

    Hardcover (Dial, Sept. 1, 1996)
    A young boy takes a gun to school to scare off the bully who has been tormenting him, and the gun is accidentally fired during a scuffle
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  • The Prairie That Nature Built

    Marybeth Lorbiecki, Cathy Morrison

    Hardcover (Dawn Pubns, Sept. 1, 2014)
    A wild prairie is a lively place in this rhythmic romp with munchers and crunchers above and below the grasses so thick, and fires that flare, and rains that quench—and always the prairie grows green. Back matter offers information and activities for a fuller appreciation of this marvelous, disappearing habitat.
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  • Things Natural, Wild, and Free: The Life of Aldo Leopold

    Marybeth Lorbiecki

    eBook (Fulcrum Publishing, Nov. 5, 2012)
    As a child, Aldo Leopold was always looking for adventures in nature. This led Leopold to become a forester, wildlife scientist, author, and ultimately one of the most well-known conservationists in American history. Award-winning author Marybeth Lorbiecki brings Leopold to life in this biography enhanced with historic photographs and a school resource section.Marybeth Lorbiecki is the author of more than twenty-five books for children and adults, and she teaches upper-level college writing and children's literature as an adjunct university professor. Her adult biography Aldo Leopold: A Fierce Green Fire earned a Minnesota Book Award.
  • Planet Patrol: A Kids' Action Guide to Earth Care

    Marybeth Lorbiecki

    Hardcover (Cooper Square Publishing Llc, Nov. 1, 2005)
    Giving kids the idea that they have power to effect change is the basic premise of this work. Many of the Earth's environmental problems-climate change; deforestation; shrinking habitat; species extinction; water, air, noise, and light pollution-as well as global conflict and overpopulation are addressed. For each challenge, a success story is shared and an action tip is put forth to help readers do their small share to address the problem. Positive and upbeat with bright photos and illustrations and a direct tone, the message delivered is that if properly informed and motivated, individuals can help the challenges, however monumental, to be met. Many pertinent and informative Web sites are listed, but while the book states that Libraries carry books and movies on all the great topics in this book, no titles for further reading are offered.
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  • Welcome to Grand Teton National Park

    Marybeth Lorbiecki

    Library Binding (Childs World Inc, Aug. 15, 2006)
    A tour through Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park, (complete with maps, legends, and detailed captions and factoids) introduces the park's flora, fauna, topography, history, weather, and attractions. Menor's Ferry, Mount Moran, The Old Patriarch, and Shoshone influences are all discussed.
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  • My Palace of Leaves in Sarajevo

    Marybeth Lorbiecki

    Hardcover (Dial Books, May 1, 1997)
    In 1991, ten-year-old Nadja begins writing to her cousin in Minnesota, and over the next four years, her letters reveal the horrors of war in this former republic of Yugoslavia, while her cousin's letters give Nadja and her family some hope.
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  • The Prairie that Nature Built

    Marybeth Lorbiecki, Cathy Morrison

    Paperback (Sourcebooks Explore, Sept. 1, 2014)
    A wild prairie is a lively place in this rhythmic romp with munchers and crunchers above and below the grasses so thick, and fires that flare, and rains that quench and always the prairie grows green. Back matter offers information and activities for a fuller appreciation of this marvelous, disappearing habitat.
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