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Penguins of the Galapagos
     

Penguins of the Galapagos

by Carol A. Amato, Patrick O'Brien (Illustrator), David T. Wenzel (Illustrator)
 

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Designed especially for young readers, the books in this series have full-color illustrations. In this volume, Jesse and his mother, who is a marine biologist, travel to the Galapolas Islands to do research. Here, Jesse meets Carmen, the daughter of another scientist. With the adults to guide them, the children discover penguins in the wild and learn all about them.

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Designed especially for young readers, the books in this series have full-color illustrations. In this volume, Jesse and his mother, who is a marine biologist, travel to the Galapolas Islands to do research. Here, Jesse meets Carmen, the daughter of another scientist. With the adults to guide them, the children discover penguins in the wild and learn all about them.

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Children's Literature - Liz Gordon
Carol Amato and David Wenzel must be happily married or very good friends, as the two blend their crafts perfectly in this book that is part of the "Young Reader's" series. Chapter One begins, "Jesse, look below," said his mother. "You can see the Galapagos Islands." And darned if you don't. The entire page is blue sea except for the volcanic islands at the bottom. This hypnotic beginning introduces the reader to Jesse's adventure across the island where he learns about Charles Darwin's evolution theory and why this particular island is so important to its unusual inhabitants (animal and human). At the end, you find a glossary, which would have been more useful if placed in the front, before the story begins. But that is such a little thing. The only other little thing is a voluminous amount of text, which will take a beginning reader more than a couple of days to read. At least those days will be adventurously spent on an enchanting, time-warped island.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812093131
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1996
Series:
Young Readers Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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