A Strange Place to Call Home: The World's Most Dangerous Habitats & the Animals That Call Them Home (Hardcover)

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By Marilyn Singer, Ed Young (Illustrator)
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Description


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 is the author of more than 90 books for children and young adults, but she especially loves to write poetry. She lives with her husband and several pets in Brooklyn, New York, which is sometimes a strange place to call home, and in Washington, Connecticut. Ed Young has illustrated more than 80 books for children He is the winner of the Caldecott Medal, in addition to many other awards. He lives with his family in New York.

Praise For…


"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452101200
ISBN-10: 1452101205
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
Publication Date: September 26th, 2012
Pages: 44
Language: English

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