Informational (nonfiction), 1,831 words, Level U (Grade 4), Lexile 1020L
Galapagos Wonder is an informational book about the remote Galapagos Islands. Readers will learn about the geology and formation of these unique islands, their unusual animals and plants, and conservation efforts aimed at preserving their natural ecology. Filled with interesting facts, this book is sure to encourage additional research in areas such as endangered wildlife and marine ecology.
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