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"Galapagos" Means "Tortoises"

"Galapagos" Means "Tortoises"

ISBN: 9781578051014
Publisher: Sierra Club Books For Children
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2003-05-21
Number of pages: 48
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Now in paperback!
"The fluent play with words, humorous commentary, and fine pictures offer pleasing fare for reading aloud. . . ."
-School Library Journal
In verse that sings with lively cadences and rollicking rhymes, award-winning author and illustrator Ruth Heller has captured the spirit and antics of twelve of the Galápagos Islands' most unusual and fascinating creatures. Now available in paperback, this lavishly illustrated gallery showcases the giant tortoises for which the islands were named, as well as sea lions, both land and marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs, and several kinds of sea birds, including the rare and exotic blue-footed boobies!
While the poems and pictures are plenty of fun, they also convey a wealth of information about these creatures' habits and habitats, along with a lively sense of their presence. This one-of-a-kind volume is sure to enchant wildlife lovers of all ages.
Ruth Heller is one of America's best-loved children's authors. Known for her nonfiction picture books with clever rhymes and colorful illustrations, she has more than thirty titles to her credit. Heller lives in San Francisco.

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