Uncover THE SECRET LIFE OF THE LITTLE BROWN BAT

“An excellent choice for elementary nonfiction collections.” School Library Journal, starred review

Honesdale, Pennsylvania September 2018 – Boyds Mills Press is pleased to announce the September 11, 2018 publication of THE SECRET LIFE OF THE LITTLE BROWN BAT. Written by renowned science author Laurence Pringle and illustrated by Kate Garchinsky, this gorgeous and lyrical picture book has received two starred reviews so far and is a wonderful introduction to Earth’s only flying mammal.

The latest book of the Secret Life series, THE SECRET LIFE OF THE LITTLE BROWN BAT follows year in the life of a young brown bat named Otis as he learns to be a hunter, escape predators, and find a mate. Stunning, realistic illustrations celebrate the beauty of these mysterious creatures as readers learn important facts through a fascinating story.  The book also includes in-depth information, a glossary, and further resources.

In a starred review, School Library Journal says: ★ “Pringle reveals with captivating detail this amazing creature’s growth…(t)his book is a delightful work of narrative nonfiction that communicates facts and terminology…alongside beautiful artwork.”

And, in another starred review, Booklist says: ★ “(A) lively, engaging account of one animal’s life… (t)he impressionistic illustrations use soft strokes of color to portray the bat and his world. A beautiful, informative picture book about this common North American bat.”

THE SECRET LIFE OF THE LITTLE BROWN BAT

The Secret Life Series

Boyds Mills Press * Written by Laurence Pringle * Illustrated by Kate Garchinsky * September 11, 2018 * 978-1-62979-601-7 * $17.95 U.S./$23.95 CAN * Nonfiction * Ages 6 to 9 * Grades 1 to 4 * laurencepringle.com * penguinart.com * boydsmillspress.com

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