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You Wouldn't Want to Work on the Hoover Dam! : An Explosive Job You'd Rather Not Do

Series: You Wouldn't Want To--

by Ian Graham, Illustrated By David Antram


Franklin Watts
March 2012


Non-Fiction
Ages 8 – 10 . Grades 3 – 5

Lexile measure: IG920L

DRA: 40

Guided Reading: Q

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This interactive series will enthrall young and reluctant readers (Ages 8-12) by making them part of the story, inviting them to become the main character. Each book uses humorous illustrations to depict the sometimes dark and horrific side of life during important eras in history.

In 1920s America, life is hard and many people are out of work. But you have the chance to work on a truly massive building project: a giant dam that will provide power and water for years to come, and prevent the devastating floods caused by the Colorado River.
David Antram

Antram was born in Brighton, England. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time artist.
Ian Graham

Ian Graham is a highly experienced author having written over 180 illustrated non-fiction books and contributed to many articles for magazines. After completing a BSc. in applied physics he took a postgraduate diploma in Journalism at City University, London. He began work as an editor before setting up a freelance business writing and editing, this included editing the magazine Space Voyager. Ian now lives in Norfolk in the U.K.

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ISBN: 9780531209462

32pp. | 8-½ x 9-½