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Children's Nonfiction Mammals

Beavers

by (author) Rachel Poliquin

illustrated by Nicholas John Frith

Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Initial publish date
Jun 2020
Category
Mammals
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780544949874
    Publish Date
    Dec 2018
    List Price
    $26.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780358272571
    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
    List Price
    $12.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7

Description

Beavers, the first book in the new middle-grade nonfiction Superhero Field Guide series by Rachel Poliquin and award-winning illustrator Nicholas John Frith, is a delightfully informative, laugh-out-loud full-color look at the most unsuspecting of animal heroes, perfect for readers who like their facts served with a large dose of humor. 

Meet Elmer, an ordinary beaver. He may not be as mighty as a lion or as dangerous as a shark. He may be squat and brown. Butnever underestimate a beaver.

I can almost hear you saying, “But aren’t beavers just lumpy rodents with buck teeth and funny flat tails?”

Yes, they are! And believe it or not, those buck teeth and funny flat tails are just a few of the things that make beavers extraordinary.

Humorous and engaging,Beaversis the first book in the new highly illustrated nonfiction Superpower Field Guide series, inspiring readers to laugh, think, and view the world around them with new eyes.

About the authors

Rachel Poliquin is a writer and curator engaged with the cultural and poetic history of the natural world. She has curated taxidermy exhibits for the Museum of Vancouver and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the University of British Columbia. Poliquin is the author of www.ravishingbeasts.com, a website dedicated to exploring the cultural history of taxidermy.

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Editorial Reviews

"Eager beavers who likewise find these redoubtable rodents 'utterly gobsmackable!' will find a chewy array of print and web resources to sink their teeth into at the end."--Booklist, STARRED review

"Well worth the purchase."--Kirkus

"Clear and friendly."--School Library Journal

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