Fishing Spiders: Water Ninjas

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What is that arachnid running across a pond and swimming underwater? It's a fishing spider!

In this book, you will learn how fishing spiders are similar to and different from other arachnids. Close-up photographs and diagrams reveal extraordinary details about the fishing spider's body both inside and out. A hands-on activity shows how the fishing spider's hairy coat helps it walk on water. Learn more about ...

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Overview

What is that arachnid running across a pond and swimming underwater? It's a fishing spider!

In this book, you will learn how fishing spiders are similar to and different from other arachnids. Close-up photographs and diagrams reveal extraordinary details about the fishing spider's body both inside and out. A hands-on activity shows how the fishing spider's hairy coat helps it walk on water. Learn more about this fascinating member of nature's Arachnid World.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761350446
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Series: Arachnid World Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Markle is the author of numerous award-winning books for children. A former elementary science teacher, she is a nationally known science education consultant.

Markle has received many honors for her series Animal Predators, Animal Scavengers, and Animal Prey. Several titles have been named as National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)/Children's Book Council (CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, and Animal Predators was honored as a Top 10 Youth Nonfiction Series by Booklist.

Markle is also the author of the Insect World series and several single titles. Her book Rescues! was named a Best Book by the Society of School Librarians International and a Recommended Title of Outstanding Nonfiction by the National Council of Teachers of English's (NCTE) Orbis Pictus Award committee; Animal Heroes was named a 2008 Lasting Connections title by Book Links.

Markle lives in New Zealand with her husband, photographer Skip Jeffry.

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