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Children's LiteratureOne in a series of books about the Earth's biomes, this book describes boreal forests in a clear and delightful manner. The author succinctly describes the location and types of boreal forests that can occur and the climate that is found in each. The seasons of the forest, as well as the necessity of fire for regeneration, are clearly detailed. The plant and animal life that occur within this biome are well described, as well as the challenges and dangers that face them. Job descriptions, a quiz, an activity, sources for further study, a glossary, and an index are also included. A lot of factual information is packed into clear concise text. The layout is appealing and integrates colored photos and a map that should engage students of all ages. Any student that needs to quickly learn the basics of this biome would be sure to love this book. This book is part of the "Biomes" series. 2006, Weigl Publishers Inc, Ages 10 up.