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Whales! Strange and Wonderful

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 Whales are among the world's most captivating creatures. The humpback whale can grow up to fifty feet in length. The blue whale is a giant that can grow to a length of one hundred feet. Its tongue weighs as much as an elephant! Yet all whales aren't enormous, and there are many kinds, from the beluga, with its white skin, to the narwhal, with its seven-foot-long tusk. Join Laurence Pringle as he introduces a variety of whales and describes efforts to save these magnificent creatures from extinction. With ...
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Overview


 Whales are among the world's most captivating creatures. The humpback whale can grow up to fifty feet in length. The blue whale is a giant that can grow to a length of one hundred feet. Its tongue weighs as much as an elephant! Yet all whales aren't enormous, and there are many kinds, from the beluga, with its white skin, to the narwhal, with its seven-foot-long tusk. Join Laurence Pringle as he introduces a variety of whales and describes efforts to save these magnificent creatures from extinction. With bold, realistic illustrations by Meryl Henderson, this journey to the undersea world unveils the mysterious world of these mammals in the ocean.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590789179
  • Publisher: Highlights Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 681,412
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: AD940L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Laurence Pringle has written 108 books for young readers, many of them award-winning science titles. He is the recipient of three major awards for his body of work-the Eva L. Gordon Award for Children's Science Literature, the Washington Post-Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He lives in West Nyack, New York-a few miles from Rockland Lake, once "the ice box of New York City."

Meryl Henderson has illustrated more than 40 books for children, including Cicadas! Strange and Wonderful and other books in the Strange and Wonderful series. She lives in upstate New York.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2007

    this book was fun to read and children will love it

    Pringle Laurence Whales,¿ strange and wonderful¿, Boyd¿s mills press,2003.Informational This authour is unlike most in that he never wanted to write and he never liked it. He said that ¿writing is like torture, and I wonder why I inflict this career on myself. Sometimes it is fun, and deeply satisfying.¿ He said he is not those people who felt an urge to write at an early age. He did love to read and felt a need for recognition or acceptance. I enjoyed the book. The pictures were wonderful and brought the story to life. This book puts a face and name together and involves you in the life he lived. It is a way for us to better understand the life many people had to live and suffer during the holocaust. ¿It¿s just a bad dream¿, ¿ Jews and Dogs are not allowed!¿ Hey kids history books can be boring if you want to see how Jews live during wwII then read this book and see how a child close to your age had to live and what he faced. He studied wildlife biology in college then switch to journalism. In 1962, while looking for a job as an editor and writer with an outdoor or science magazine. he found just one opening-with Nature and Science, a children's magazine published by The American Museum of Natural History. He joined that magazine in early 1963. His first manuscript was rejected by several publishers but was finally accepted and published in 1968. When Nature and Science died in the spring of 1970, he had two choices: look for another editing job or try to survive as a freelance writer. He chose the latter path, and have since written more than 60 books and perhaps as many magazine articles. I like this book it if interesting and fun to read. It gives great information about whales. It ells what they eat and how. How many different kind there are and it names many. This would be a great book for a child to read and write a book report over. The pictures are great with details and descriptions.

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