Tales of Famous Animals

Tales of Famous Animals

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by Peter Roop
     
 

A delightfully illustrated introduction to some of the most fascinating and admirable animals we’ve ever known!

Everyone knows about President Obama's first dog Bo, but would you believe President Adams had a pet alligator that he kept in the White House? TALES OF FAMOUS ANIMALS won't just cover presidential pets; young readers will also learn about heroic

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A delightfully illustrated introduction to some of the most fascinating and admirable animals we’ve ever known!

Everyone knows about President Obama's first dog Bo, but would you believe President Adams had a pet alligator that he kept in the White House? TALES OF FAMOUS ANIMALS won't just cover presidential pets; young readers will also learn about heroic animals like Balto the sled dog and unique animals like Koko the gorilla. With awesome full-color illustrations throughout, this book is sure to melt the hearts of animal lovers everywhere!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3�5—Seventeen animals inhabit the colorful pages of this book. Ranging from Alexander the Great's mighty horse, Bucephalus; to Pelorus Jack, a Risso's dolphin long loved in New Zealand; to a veritable menagerie in Teddy Roosevelt's White House, these animals both amuse and inspire. The accessible stories are arranged chronologically and are graced with quotes and colorful, slightly caricaturistic illustrations. Reading about Balto leading the dog team through bitter blizzards to take diphtheria serum from Anchorage to Nome, Seabiscuit pounding down the racetrack to become champion of champions, and the origin of "Teddy's Bear" puts history in a new light and may promote further investigation. Bibliographical sources are given for all the featured creatures except Jumbo the Elephant. (One update: Lonesome George, last known Galápagos Pinta Island tortoise, is no longer looking for love in any and all places. He died in June 2012, after this book had gone to press.) The subject matter is enticing, the text simple in its construction. Appealing fare in a classroom collection, or as a highly browsable item.—Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545430296
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2012
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,386,857
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
880L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author


Peter Roop, in collaboration with his wife Connie, has written many nonfiction books for children, including TALES OF FAMOUS AMERICANS and TALES OF FAMOUS HEROES. The Roops live in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Peter Roop, in collaboration with his wife Connie, has written many nonfiction books for children including Tales of Famous Americans and Tales of Famous Heroes. The Roops live in Appleton, Wisconsin.

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Tales of Famous Animals 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of our favorite books to read together.  The stories are interesting, educational fun.  Each story perfect for one bed time reading.