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Do You Know Leeches?

by Alain M. Bergeron & Michel Quintin, illustrated by Sampar

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Do You Know Leeches?

  • Some leeches can survive for 2 years without food.
  • Certain species feed on dead animals.
  • Some leeches can reach 45 cm (18 in) in length.
  • Doctors use leeches when performing finger, toe and ear grafts. Find out all sorts of interesting things about leeches and have a chuckle along the way.
About the Authors

Alain M. Bergeron

Anciennement journaliste, Alain M. Bergeron se consacre entièrement à l’écriture depuis 2005. Être lu par les jeunes est l’une de ses plus grandes joies. Tant mieux, puisque les enfants élisent régulièrement ses livres comme leurs préférés! Avec plus de 200 livres publiés chez une douzaine d’éditeurs, Alain M. Bergeron est l’un des auteurs les plus prolifiques et les plus populaires au Québec.

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Michel Quintin

Michel is a veterinarian, publisher, author and wildlife photographer. He is originally from Montreal but has lived in Quebec's Eastern Townships for over twenty years. Wildlife, ecology and the environment are his favorite subjects. He has a kitten, a litter of raccoons, a fawn, baby jaguars, dogs, pet cats, and other orphan or sick animals. Aside from his pets and the fact that he still practices veterinary medicine, Michel Quintin is now content to observe deer, foxes, wild turkeys and other animals that come to the window of his house the country. Nature, as you may have guessed, is his greatest source of inspiration.
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Sampar

Illustrateur complice d’Alain M. Bergeron, Sampar—alias Samuel Parent—est celui qui a donné au Capitaine Static sa frimousse sympathique. En duo, Alain M. Bergeron et Sampar cosignent plusieurs séries, notamment les livres de la série Billy Stuart et ceux de la collection Savais-tu? chez Michel Quintin. En solo, Sampar est l’auteur des bandes-dessinées de la série Guiby.

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Contributor Notes

Alain Bergeron
is a Quebec writer born September 24, 1957. Before becoming a full-time youth author in the fall or 2005, he was a reporter for twenty years in Victoriaville. The least we can say is that it is a very prolific writer, with over 130 books! He writes for various youth age groups, and publishes between 15 and 20 titles a year.

Michel Quintin
Michel is a veterinarian, publisher, author and wildlife photographer. He is originally from Montreal but has lived in Quebec's Eastern Townships for over twenty years.

Wildlife, ecology and the environment are his favorite subjects. He has a kitten, a litter of raccoons, a fawn, baby jaguars, dogs, pet cats, and other orphan or sick animals. Aside from his pets and the fact that he still practices veterinary medicine, Michel Quintin is now content to observe deer, foxes, wild turkeys and other animals that come to the window of his house the country. Nature, as you may have guessed, is his greatest source of inspiration.

Samuel Parent,
Pen name Sampar, was born in 1973 in Victoriaville Quebec. He is a self-taught illustrator and cartoonist. He made his mark in recent years in the publishing world by being a winner of the New York Times top 10 illustrators of the year for 2014 and by being a finalist for the Governor General of Canada 2004 (Youth illustration). He has also been a Mr. Christie's Book Award 2002 finalist Awards, a favourite books Youth Communication-Jeunesse finalist, and a Hackmatack Award finalist in 2003 and 2004.

Sampar's illustrations fascinate and capture the imagination of young and old alike. He is the father of three children and admits: "My dream is to make sure that my children can have something from me when they are old enough to be interested in reading."

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
7 to 11
Grade:
2 to 6
Editorial Review

"Here's a fun, up-to-date way to deliver a basic look at a science topic with a degree of "gross" to attract kids. The lively and amusing depictions of leeches at work will be easily remembered while the facts are learned . . . The book was originally published as Savais-Tu? Les Sangsues, and has been skilfully translated for an accessible read. Readers who enjoy this title can look forward to additional books in the series, either to read just for fun, or to learn about animals."
Highly Recommended.
CM Magazine

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