A Strange Place to Call Home: The World's Most Dangerous Habitats & the Animals That Call Them Home (Hardcover)
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Under the desert's cracked and barren skin, spadefoot toads are waiting for rain. In the endless black of the deepest caves, blind fish find their way. Even in the frozen hearts of glaciers, ice worms by the billion flourish. In this fascinating look at fourteen animals who defy the odds by thriving in Earth's most dangerous places, renowned poet Marilyn Singer and celebrated artist Ed Young show that of all the miracles of life, it is life's persistence that astounds the most.
About the Author
Marilyn Singer has written more than seventy books for children and young adults. Her works include novels, poetry, nature books, picture books, fairy tales, mysteries, and two other short story anthologies: "Stay True: Short Stories for Strong Girls" and "I Believe in Water: Twelve Brushes with Religion." She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and many pets.
Ed Young is the founding and senior pastor of Fellowship Church in the heart of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Since 1990, the church has grown to over twenty thousand in weekend attendance. Ed also shares his creative communication style in his daily radio broadcast, "Creative Connection". Ed is the author of "Know Fear: Life's Six Most Common Phobias, High Definition Living", and "Fatal Distractions". He is coauthor with Andy Stanley on a book for pastors and church leaders entitled "Can We Do That?" He and his wife, Lisa, have four children.
"Fascinating, enlightening, and strikingly illustrated." - School Library Journal
"This enlightening collection brings beauty and respect to strangeness." - Booklist
"Singer's poems marvel at unlikely existences." - Publishers Weekly