Guarding Fort Knox

Learn some of the secrets that lie within the Fort Knox Bullion Depository, which is said to hold billions of dollars' worth of gold. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, fact-filled captions and sidebars, detailed photographs, an informational diagram, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.

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  • A Storehouse for Gold
  • Inside the Fortress
  • Securing the Fort
  • Gold and Other Treasures
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 976.9
Lexile 590
ATOS Reading Level 4.6
Guided Reading Level V
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781503808126, 9781503814943
Copyright 2017, 2017
Number of Pages 24, 24
Dimensions 8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs

A Review of "Highly Guarded Places" in Horn Book Guide

Highly Guarded Places series. It’s all about protection in these examinations of guarding important or high-profile entities. From America’s gold storehouse and nuclear facilities to prisons or the president, these seven entries briefly describe the history and necessary safety measures taken with regards to each one. Captioned color and black-and-white photos, maps, and sidebars complement the straightforward narratives. Reading list. Glos., ind.

A Review of "Highly Guarded Places" in School Library Journal

Well-writlen text and a copious amount of illustrations on an attention grabbing subject make for an attractive series. Each title begins with a real-life account concerning an immense peril to U.S. citizens or property. After the hook, the text delves into where the recognizable (and highly guarded) U.S. landmark is and why it is important to our history. In addition to the brief background on each location, kids will especially hone in on the information detailing what it takes to keep these locations secure, be it underground chambers in Federal Reserve, concrete walls in CDC, or remote control gates and doors in Supermax Prisons. The writing style is light and conversational, but packed with amazing facts. For example, in Fort Knox, the author writes: ‘Want lo visit Fort Knox? Not so fast. You would not be able to get near the depository. No visitors are allowed. This is a strict rule with no exceptions. Today, even the U.S. president cannot get into Fort Knox.’ VERDICT Informative and exciting, this is a series that will not sit long on shelves.

Author: Linda Cernak

Linda Cernak is an independent writer of children’s classroom readers, student textbooks, and nonfiction books for young readers. Since 1994, she has published numerous children’s books in the subject areas of social studies, science, and the arts. Her list of published works also includes a series of fiction readers for elementary-grade students.