This title introduces young readers to pearls, the gem formed inside the shell of an oyster! Learn how pearls are formed and where they are found. Historic and modern collection methods are detailed, both natural and cultivated. The use of pearls as a gemstone is examined including different colors. See how artisans and lapidaries create beautiful and useful jewelry with this beautiful gem. Finally, a list of tools and tips will set young rock hounds up to unearth their own treasures. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Where do you live – in an apartment building, a townhouse, a cottage in the country? Sounds nice but it’s a bit ordinary, isn’t it? What if you lived somewhere really special – in a fairy tale castle with tall spires and steeples, for instance?
Where do you live – in an apartment building, a townhouse, a cottage in the country? Sounds nice but it’s a bit ordinary, isn’t it?
Imagine living and working in the same building! Many people have to make a journey to work each day, but in the windmill, you would just you have to climb some stairs. And you’d have to climb even more stairs if you lived and worked in a lighthouse.
Some people live in a house that’s close to the ground, in a small cottage or a single-story home. Others enjoy living high above the ground.