Product Details
List Price:
$9.95
Ages:
7 to 9
Grades:
2 to 4
Pages:
32
Trim Size:
10" x 9"
Published:
01/2008
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-571-3
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Lexile Level:
890L

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About the Book

Overview

From the tiny cookiecutter to the great white, the world's oceans are home to hundreds of species of marvelous and mysterious sharks. There's the giant whale shark - longer than two school buses but gentle enough to swim with humans; and the swell shark, which can wedge itself into a hideout and then swell so that it cannot be pulled out. There are sharks that lay eggs and sharks that have live babies. Some are small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, and some have teeth bigger than your fist. Join acclaimed author Laurence Pringle on a fascinating exploration of the wide variety of fish classified as sharks. Together with Meryl Henderson's beautiful and realistic illustrations, young readers will be taken on an unforgettable journey deep under the sea.

Reviews

"If if you already own Gail Gibbon's Sharks and/or Bety Maestro's A Sea Full of Sharks, you should make room on your shelves for this one. From the dramatic cover to the final plea for shark preservation, it's an eye-catching, edifying work." --School Library Journal

Meet the Author

Laurence Pringle

Laurence Pringle has written more than one hundred books for children and teenagers, including the Strange and Wonderful series and the Secret Life series, among other award-winning science titles. Internationally, his books have sold more than three million copies.

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Meet the Illustrator

Meryl Henderson

Meryl Henderson has illustrated a number of books for children and she is a regular contributor to Highlights® magazine. Visit merylsart.com.

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