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Children's Nonfiction Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries

Pandemic Survival

It's Why You're Alive

by (author) Ann Love & Jane Drake

illustrated by Bill Slavin

Publisher
Tundra
Initial publish date
Aug 2013
Category
Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, General, Personal Hygiene
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781770492684
    Publish Date
    Aug 2013
    List Price
    $24.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7

Description

The Black Death. Yellow Fever. Smallpox. History is full of gruesome pandemics, and surviving those pandemics has shaped our society and way of life. Every person today is alive because of an ancestor who survived--and surviving our current and future pandemics, like SARS, AIDS, bird flu or a new and unknown disease, will determine our future. Pandemic Survival presents in-depth information about past and current illnesses; the evolution of medicine and its pioneers; cures and treatments; strange rituals and superstitions; and what we're doing to prevent future pandemics. Full of delightfully gross details about symptoms and fascinating facts about bizarre superstitious behaviors, Pandemic Survival is sure to interest even the most squeamish of readers.

About the authors

Ann Love, with her co-author and sister Jane Drake, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works always have an environmental flavor. Ann lives in the Toronto area.

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Jane Drake, with her co-author and sister Ann Love, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works usually have an environmental flavor. Jane lives in Toronto.

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Bill Slavin has illustrated over sixty books for children, including Stanley's Party, Stanley's Wild Ride, Stanley at Sea, Transformed and The Farm Team. He lives in Millbrook, Ontario, with his wife, their cat, two rabbits, five squirrels and a family of cardinals.

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Editorial Reviews

SHORTLIST Outstanding Youth Book for the Canadian Science Writers’ Association Book Awards

Praise for Talking Tails:

"...succinctly and effectively infusing facts ... informative..." - School Library Journal

"Bill Slavin's lovely illustrations are a perfect match for the chatty, lively text." - Resource Links

"Talking Tails will be a popular gift book. Give it to young readers with or without pets so they can discover the rich connection to be found in the right pet relationship.... Highly Recommended." - CM Magazine

Praise for Yes You Can!

"Drake and Love ... seek to inspire and embolden budding social activists with a nine-step model for change.... The historic timelines successfully demonstrate the long history surrounding the themes explored ... a model for activism...." - Recommended, CM Magazine

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