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Title:
The African cats
Author:
Saign, Geoffrey, 1955-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : F. Watts, 1999.
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Describes the physical characteristics and behavior patterns of ten types of cats found in Africa.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.8 1.0 65287.
ISBN:
9780531203651
Format :
Book

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Summary

This highly praised series of books has been in print since the 1950s (launched originally by Franklin Watts himself). Today's First Books provide engaging, in-depth introductions to subjects in all areas of the middle-grade curriculum, including science, social studies, and the arts.

Illustrated with color and historical photography and art, each First Book is chaptered, includes an index, a "For Further Reading" list and, where appropriate, a glossary and original maps.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-5. In the same First Books: Animals series as Saign's The Great Apes (1998), this combines dramatic wildlife color photographs with a lively, informative text. After a general introduction that includes facts about evolution (with a double-page family tree), Saign looks in turn at each of 10 African cats, from the lion, leopard, and cheetah to the tiny sand cat. In each case, he discusses basic issues, such as where they live and how they hunt, mate, and care for their young. A final section focuses on conservation and includes a chart on the estimated population of each cat. With a glossary and a resource guide for books, CD-ROMS, and organizations, this attractively designed book will attract middle-graders for classroom research and for personal interest. --Hazel Rochman


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