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Title:
Sharks
Author:
Maynard, Christopher.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
92 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Presents information on the behavior, reproduction, and conservation of sharks, as well as other facts about these fierce hunters.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IG 1020 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.1 5 Quiz: 23481 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780763603281
Format :
Book

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Central Library QL638.9 .M46 1997 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
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Summary

The first in an amazing new information series, Sharks will seize the attention of young readers with a yen for the sensational. Providing the latest news and views on the ocean's fiercest hunters, it is spiral-bound to lie fiat and is arranged into four startling sections -- each marked with a tab for easy reference and each offering a distinctly different reading experience. From shocking news about shark attacks to notes from biology class about shark reproduction, Informania: Sharks will leave readers breathless and eager to learn more.


Author Notes

Christopher Maynard is the author of over 50 children's books. He is also the editor and writer of children's magazines. He won the Rhone-Poulenc Science Junior Book of the Year in 1996 for The World of Weather, and Informania. Another book of his, Sharks, was runner up for the TES Senior Information Book Award in 1998. He also writes for exhibitions and websites.

(Bowker Author Biography) Christopher Maynard is the author of over 50 children's books including Science Fun at Home, Bichos, Sharks, and The Best Book of Dinosaurs. He won the Rhone-Poulenc Science Junior Book of the Year in 1996 for The World of Weather, and Informania. He is also the editor and writer for several children's magazines and writes for exhibitions and websites.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7‘The grandeur of the shark shines through in this neon-colored, spiral-bound presentation. Cardboard covers enclose easy-to-access, tabbed chapters with such titles as "Shocking Shark Stories," "Confidential Crime Files," and "Database: Shark Profile." All of the chapters are formatted differently. The first one uses newsprint layout and narrative to introduce the most sensationalist aspect of shark behavior‘attacks on humans. A fold-out cartoon of a shark "casing" an urban beach on one side is faced by a world map pinpointing shark attacks. "Confidential Crime Files" gives a short overview of the animals, explains how they differ from other fish, and then briefly describes different species and individual sharks. The graphics are clever and the attention grabbing. The third chapter is formatted like a Web site on a computer screen. Reproduction is covered in a Miss Frizzle-like chapter, and the "Ready Reference" section contains random interesting facts. Solid fun!‘Frances E. Millhouser, Chantilly Regional Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Dangerous Sharks
Surfboard horror!p. 7
Lifeguards to the rescuep. 8
Bit-and-run attacksp. 10
In deep waterp. 11
People killers -- facing the factsp. 14
Sharks in Danger
Mystery meal means megacatchp. 17
Killer bites!p. 18
In the soupp. 19
Trophy huntersp. 20
Use or abuse?p. 21
Death trapp. 21
End of the line?p. 22

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