Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 12
- Grade: 4 to 7
- Reading age: 9 to 12
Navigate the fascinating twists and turns of rivers that have shaped history.
Rivers can be extraordinarily powerful, and not just because of their fast-flowing currents. They can make civilizations rise or crumble, divide cultures or link them together, and even provide crucial clues to where we came from. Dive into these 10 surprising stories about the power of rivers through the ages, including:
• Why the Amazon helped scientists discover how species evolve; • How the massive Three Gorges Dam displaced over one million Chinese; • Why people in India have gathered to bathe in the Ganges for thousands of years.
Compelling storytelling, striking original art, and colorful photos take readers on a unique journey across time and place.
About the authors
Marilee Peters is a former librarian who over the years has written about politics, theater, the environment, parenting, farming, and health, among other topics. She is the author of Patient Zero, 10 Rivers That Shaped the World, and Making it Right. She lives with her family in Vancouver, BC.
Kim Rosen has illustrated for magazines and newspapers including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, TIME, The Washington Post, and The Globe and Mail, as well as corporate clients including Starbucks and American Express. She illustrated the three previous books in the World of Tens series. Kim lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.