The Great Lakes are North America’s own inland seas. In All About the Great Lakes, we learn about surprises lurk hidden at the bottom of the lakes or in their past like pirates and shipwrecks. We also read about how the lakes were formed, the ancient people and animals, battles for control of the lakes, challenges to the ecology, great feats of engineering and much more.
Bordered by nine states or provinces, the Lakes hold 21% of the world’s fresh water. In this young reader’s book, the author lays out the history of the Great Lakes in its many facets. She includes the geological, ecological, and human history. By weaving these all together, the author allows the reader to better understand the world’s largest group of freshwater lakes.
The book includes an introduction, nine chapters of text, 51 illustrations and maps, a glossary, index, timeline, selected quotes, bibliography and suggested readings.
About the Author
Maureen Dunphy visited 136 Great Lakes Basin islands over the course of 27 trips during two island seasons. She is the author of Great Lakes Island Escapes: Ferries and Bridges to Adventure, a 2017 Michigan Notable Book, which also won the Midwest Book Travel Award and the Next Generation Indie Book Travel/Travel Guide Award. Dunphy lives on the lower peninsula of the Mitten State, spending weekends at her cottage on Ontario s Pelee Island in Lake Erie.