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 Rising water : the story of the Thai cave rescue
 Author: Aronson, Marc

 Publisher:  Atheneum Books For Young Readers (2019)

 Dewey: 796.52
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 148 p., [4] leaves of plates, ill. (some col.), maps, 21 cm

 BTSB No: 071106 ISBN: 9781534444133
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Caving -- Rescue work -- Thailand -- Chiang Rai (Province)
 Caving accidents -- Thailand -- Chiang Rai (Province)

Price: $22.58

The incredible true story of the twelve boys trapped with their coach in a flooded cave in Thailand and their inspiring rescue.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 7.50
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 502394
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 10.30
   Points: 8.0   Quiz: 76711

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (02/15/19)
   School Library Journal (03/01/19)
   Booklist (03/15/19)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/04/19)
 The Hornbook (00/05/19)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 03/01/2019 Gr 6 Up—The story of the young Thai soccer players trapped in a cave for several days is one that gripped the world. Aronson makes the event feel new through his deeply detailed research and his ability to share pertinent information that news organizations may have ignored. The tale is told chronologically, and a "cast of characters" is given at the beginning. Those unaware of this event will be rewarded with a well-researched look at everyone involved, from those trapped to the many who came to help. Beyond bare facts, Aronson gives insight into Thai culture, including information about the "stateless," and focuses on the community built internationally to save those in need. A section titled "How I Researched and Wrote this Book" details how the author relied on the expertise of others, and dovetails nicely with observations of how the interrelationships among countries made the rescue possible. A commentary on media depiction and partial truths is especially resonant and highlights the importance of news literacy. In addition, the back matter is thorough and comprehensive, filled with notes and further reading and viewing. The full-color photos and black-and-white illustrations complement the narrative and give faces to those depicted. VERDICT A thorough, engaging, and inspiring book.—Kristyn Dorfman, The Nightingale-Bamford School, New York City - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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