Jennifer Owings Dewey – 9-yr-old Jennifer climbs a cliff in New Mexico. She reaches for a ledge, and… strike! Rattlesnake fangs sink into her hand. She tells of her sickness and long recovery in this true story. This book, full of illustrations, contains a wealth of facts about rattlesnakes: what makes them so deadly, snakebite treatments, old folk-lore, & more.