An active volcano that towers 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier is one of the most distinctive sights of the Pacific Northwest. A True Book: National Parks series allows readers to experience spectacular vistas and natural landscapes, as well as interact with the rich tapestry of American History. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study.
Readers will explore the incredible national park that is centered around the enormous volcano, learning about the local wildlife and geography as they go. They will also learn about the natural history of the area, find out how it became a national park, and discover which environmental challenges the park is facing today.