A Safe Home for Manatees

A Safe Home for Manatees

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A Safe Home for Manatees by Priscilla Belz Jenkins, Martin Classen

Only three months old, a baby manatee nuzzles under his 1200-pound mother’s flipper for a drink of her rich milk. Soon they will migrate to find more food and a warm place to spend the winter. but, on the way, they will have to dodge speedboats, swim through locks, and endure polluted waters. These gentle giants have roamed tropical lagoons and rivers for almost fifty million years, yet today there are fewer than 3,000 Florida manatees. The reason? Their habitat is disappearing.

Priscilla Belz Jenkins and Martin Classen clearly explain what makes up a habitat and what is happening to the manatees as their habitat is destroyed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064451642
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/05/1997
Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 1 , #1
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.07(d)
Lexile: 660L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Priscilla Belz Jenkins is the author of two other books in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series: A Nest Full of Eggs, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell, and Falcons Nest on Skyscrapers, illustrated by Megan Lloyd. Ms. Jenkins lives in San Rafael, CA.


Martin Classen has illustrated Tide Pools by Ronald Rood. He lives in the Bronx, NY.

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