Sabertooths and the Ice Age: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #7: Sunset of the Sabertooth

Sabertooths and the Ice Age: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #7: Sunset of the Sabertooth

Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 0375823808

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #7: Sunset of the Sabertooth, they had lots of questions. What was it like to live in the Ice Age? How did early humans stay warm enough to survive? Who made the first cave paintings? What happened to saber-toothed cats and woolly mammoths? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs.

Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House website at!

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mammals (MAM-ulz). Mammals have extra protection against harsh, freezing weather. They have hair for warmth. And they are warm-blooded. Their temperature doesn’t change with the outside temperature. Mammals give birth to live babies. And mammal babies feed on their mothers’ milk. Extra care by their mothers helps them survive. People are mammals too. What kinds of animals could live in this harsh world? And who were the people who lived in the caves of the Ice Age? Today glaciers cover

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of pottery, weapons, and human remains like bones. They carefully dig up what they’ve found. All these things give them clues about people of the past. Archaeologists call the site they’re working on a “dig.” Paleontologists (pay-lee-un-TOL-uh-jists) are scientists who study early plant and animal life. They like to study ancient fossils of animals, insects, and plants. These things tell them what the world was like long ago … even before people existed! Paleontologists and

animals and hang on tightly. More than 3,600 dire wolves have been found in the La Brea Tar Pits. Many of their skulls show signs of injury. Scientists think they got these wounds from being kicked in the head by animals they were attacking. Western Camel We usually think of camels living in deserts. Not these camels! They lived in the grasslands of North America 50 million years ago. They lived on into the Ice Age. Western camels were about seven feet tall at the shoulder. Scientists

book. When you learn something new from a book, put it in your own words. 4. Make sure the book is nonfiction. Some books tell make-believe stories about sabertooths and the Ice Age. Make-believe stories are called fiction. They’re fun to read, but not good for research. Research books have facts and tell true stories. They are called nonfiction. A librarian or teacher can help you make sure the books you use for research are nonfiction. Here are some good nonfiction books about

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