An Arctic Tundra (Habitats Series)

An Arctic Tundra (Habitats Series)

by Michael H. Forman
     
 

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By looking at small, specialized habitats, this series brings to life the multiple complexities present in even the most common or simple environments. For instance, a young reader will see the wealth of life that makes its home in a Saguaro cactus and learn of the richness of the life cycles of this familiar desert plant. Each book in the series presents an engaging… See more details below

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By looking at small, specialized habitats, this series brings to life the multiple complexities present in even the most common or simple environments. For instance, a young reader will see the wealth of life that makes its home in a Saguaro cactus and learn of the richness of the life cycles of this familiar desert plant. Each book in the series presents an engaging life story with a wealth of additional information added in detailed sidebars.

Thousands of complex animal and plant species make their home in the Arctic tundra.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3Using a winning combination of vibrant photos, effective illustrations, and age-appropriate text, Forman introduces the Arctic and its inhabitants. The book visually transports its readers over the icy waters of the far North, past wooded forests in more temperate land regions, and finally sets them down on the vast stretch of nearly treeless, ever-frozen tundra. Progressing through the four seasons, starting with the long winter months, various animals, birds, insects, and plants are introduced, along with an explanation of how they adapt to the severe climate. This is a relatively small sampling of the flora and fauna, yet interesting facts about each one are offered, both within the main text and in the "More About This Habitat" section. Dramatic photographs cover most of the pages, with a brief paragraph or two of text below. The author's enthusiasm for life on the tundra is sensed throughout the book and should prove infectious, especially to those already interested in natural history or geography.Lois Petersen, Alaska Gateway School District, Tok, AK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516203720
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Habitats Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.92(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
830L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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