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Pagoo

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An intricate study of tide pool life is presented in text and pictures through the story of Pagoo, a her-mit crab. "No one who has ever crouched fascinated over a tide pool, peering into its depths and shallows, can fail to be amazed and delighted by the beautiful pictures of those iridescent wonderlands the Hollings have pictured in Pagoo." -- New York Herald Tribune

From the moment of his birth, Pagoo the hermit crab learns to rely on his "instinct" in order to ...

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Overview

An intricate study of tide pool life is presented in text and pictures through the story of Pagoo, a her-mit crab. "No one who has ever crouched fascinated over a tide pool, peering into its depths and shallows, can fail to be amazed and delighted by the beautiful pictures of those iridescent wonderlands the Hollings have pictured in Pagoo." -- New York Herald Tribune

From the moment of his birth, Pagoo the hermit crab learns to rely on his "instinct" in order to survive to adulthood in his tide pool home.

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"No one who has ever crouched fascinated over a tide pool, peering into its depths and shallows, can fail to be amazed and delighted by the beautiful pictures of those iridescent wonderlands the Hollings have pictured in Pagoo." The New York Herald-Tribune
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395539644
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/28/1990
  • Series: Sandpiper Book Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 88
  • Sales rank: 190,185
  • Age range: 6 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.63 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in Jackson County, Michigan, in 1900, Holling Clancy Holling graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1923. He then worked in a taxidermy department of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and spent time working in anthropology under Dr. Ralph Linton. During this period, he married Lucille Webster and within a year of their marriage accepted a position as art instructor on the first University World Cruise, sponsored by New York University. For many years, Holling C. Holling dedicated much of his time and interest to making books for children. Much of the material he used was known to him first hand, and his wife, Lucille, worked with him on many of the illustrations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2003

    This is an AWESOME BOOK!

    The first time I read this book, I was in 1st grade. I loved it so much! Although I could only understand the pictures, I slowly began to understand the words and learn different ones that I didn't know before. Pagoo not only helped me to learn new words, but it helped me comprehendwhat goes on in the sea as well. I LUV YOU PAGOO!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2003

    Probably the best book on hermit crabs ever written

    It was thirty-six years ago that I first came upon this gem of a book, and my love for it has never diminished. Superbly written and illustrated, Pagoo is an excellent book to launch a child's (or an adult's) interest in the oceans in general, and hermit crabs in particular. I cannot describe the joy I experienced when I found this book was still in print and I obtained a copy to read to my daughter. It opened her eyes to the world of the anomurans, and gave her a hightened appreciation of how interesting and special our own pet (aquatic) hermit crabs are. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2001

    A childhood favorite (first read in 1976)

    This book is absolutely beautiful. A young child will be awed by the pictures, and an older child will be in thrall to the story, especially when Pagoo falls into the dark, scary 'Deep Hole!' A must-read for all tomboys or budding naturalists!

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