Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 12
- Grade: 4 to 7
Super Explorers brings you ALL the knots you might need for camping, sailing or tying up your sister: • Basic Knots—General purpose knots for tying packages, bandages or binding objects together, e.g. Reef or Square Knot • Bends—Knots used to join two lengths of rope or other material, e.g. Fisherman’s Knot • Loops—Knots that make a loop of rope that can be either fixed or sliding, e.g. Harness Loop • Stoppers—Knots that are used to prevent a rope from passing through a hole or to keep the end of a rope from fraying, e.g. Figure 8 Stopper • Hitches—Knots that are used to attach a rope to an object like a rail, post, ring or another rope, e.g. Clove Hitch!
About the authors
Author NICHOLLE CARRIÉRE has a long-standing love affair with trivia and factoids. She enjoys nothing better than surprising her friends with little-known tidbits about everyday things.
Professor-emeritus Ken Brock is an accomplished birding enthusiast. He is author of Birds of the Indiana Dunes, a former regional editor of the national ornithological journal North American Birds, and functions as a birding consultant to government. Brock is the former interim Dean of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Northwest and a one-time U.S. Navy lieutenant.