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Children's Nonfiction Marine Life


by (author) Adrienne Mason

illustrated by Nancy Gray Ogle

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2003
Marine Life
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2003
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2003
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: k to 5
  • Reading age: 5 to 10


How otters grow and learn is just one of the topics in this clearly written look at North American river and sea otters. Kids can find out about where otters live, what they eat, how they protect themselves and much more. The easy-to-read text and accurate, detailed illustrations of this title in the Kids Can Press Wildlife Series meet the research needs of young children and satisfy their curiosity about these playful aquatic mammals.

About the authors

Adrienne Mason is a writer, editor and life-long resident of Vancouver Island. A biologist and naturalist/interpreter, she is the managing editor of KNOW: The Science Magazine for Curious Kids. She has a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Victoria, and her articles have appeared in National Geographic Kids, WILD, Canadian Geographic, Georgia Straight, Beautiful BC, OWL, Ranger Rick, Boys' Life and Nature Canada. She lives in Tofino, BC, and enjoys hiking, beachcombing and exploring the coast with her husband and two daughters.

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Nancy Gray Ogle is an avid naturalist, art teacher and nature illustrator. She lives in Muskoka, Ontario.

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  • Short-listed, Science in Society Book Award, Canadian Science Writers' Association
  • Winner, Best Bets , Ontario Library Association

Editorial Reviews

A pleasant introduction to North American river otters and their larger cousins, the sea otters, with colored drawings on every page and an easy-to-read text.—Kirkus Review

This little book of only 32 pages provides young readers with an informative introduction to the lives of two of north America's most endearing animals, river otters and sea otters.—Science Books & Films

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