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Informational (nonfiction), 1,118 words, Level Q (Grade 3), Lexile 950L
The Legend of Nessie is an informational book about the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster. It tells of the legend of an ancient sea serpent from the dark waters of Loch Ness in Scotland. Many people believe that the legend is true, and scientists have invested time and money to investigate the claims. Although many photographs have proved to be fakes, scientists have uncovered some facts that continue to make the legend plausible. Photographs and a map support the text.
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