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A Strange Place to Call Home: The World's Most Dangerous Habitats & the Animals That Call Them Home (Paperback)
This collection of poetry is simply stunning! I think children will be fascinated by the blind cave fish in the darkest of waters, the mountain goats in the highest peaks, and other interesting creatures in their habitats. The mysteriously beautiful illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Ed Young will amaze young readers, and the book as a whole could serve as a wonderful introduction to poetry. Ages 4-12. ~ Kathie— From Kathie
Of all the miracles of life, it is life's persistence that astounds the most. In the endless black of the deepest caves, blind fish find their way. In a frozen forest, snow monkeys find a cozy hot spring to keep warm. Even in the salt desert's barren cold, flamingoes bloom like vivid flowers. The 14 animals in this book defy the odds and make their homes in the unlikeliest of places—under the weight of seas, in the belly of tar pits, in the sandstorm's mouth.
About the Author
Marilyn Singer is the author of more than 90 books for children and young adults, including A Stick Is an Excellent Thing, A Full Moon Is Rising, and the award-winning Mirror Mirror. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut.
Ed Young has illustrated more than 80 books for children, many of which he also wrote. He is the winner of both the Caldecott Medal and the Caldecott Honor. He lives in New York.