Product Details
List Price:
$16.95
Ages:
8 to 10
Grades:
3 to 5
Pages:
32
Trim Size:
10" x 9"
Published:
10/2013
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-473-0
Illustrations:
Full-color
Lexile Level:
920L

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About the Book

Overview

Everyone knows that scorpions are evil and deadly . . . right? But do they really deserve their bad reputation? In fact, scorpions come in a mind-boggling variety. There are at least two thousand species, but only a few dozen of these are deadly to humans. With clear, informative text and detailed, dramatic illustrations, this latest book in the popular Strange and Wonderful series explores the life cycle, habitat, and history of one of nature’s most misunderstood and fascinating creatures.

Reviews

"Veteran science writer Pringle delivers another stinging success with this fascinating look at the similarities and differences among the many varied species of these much feared but mostly misunderstood arachnids. . . The informative and engaging text is complemented by Henderson's detailed, realistic watercolors, which reveal the great diversity among the many species of scorpions. Budding arachnologists will find this an enlightening introduction." —Kirkus Reviews

"Pringle's careful research and Henderson's painterly eye are clearly in evidence as they explore the world of scorpions . . . Libaries should make room for this handsome, informative work."School Library Journal

Meet the Author

Laurence Pringle

Laurence Pringle has written more than one hundred books for children, including the Strange and Wonderful series and The Secret Life of the Woolly Bear Caterpillar, among other award-winning science titles. Internationally, his books have sold more than three million copies. He lives in West Nyack, New York. laurencepringle.com.

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Meet the Illustrator
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