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Amazon fever
Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner.
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Publication Information:
New York : Golden Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
43 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
When Jeff accompanies his uncle to the Amazon rain forest to acquire butterflies for an exhibit at the museum where his uncle works, Jeff hopes to see real jaguars as well.
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Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.2 0.5 50511.
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Kenmore Library X Juvenile Fiction Easy Fiction
Lackawanna Library X Juvenile Fiction Open Shelf
Audubon Library X Juvenile Fiction Open Shelf
Frank E. Merriweather Library X Juvenile Fiction Open Shelf

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Jeff's Uncle Roy runs a museum and is always zooming off to strange places. Now Uncle Roy is taking Jeff with him to the steamy Amazon jungle. Maybe they'll track down crocodiles or poisonous snakes or jaguars for Uncle Roy's museum. Wrong! On this trip, Uncle Roy is looking for . . . butterflies.Butterflies?

Author Notes

Kathleen Zoehfeld is a writer and editor of nonfiction children's books. She grew up in the Catskill Mountains, where she developed a passion for observing, reading and writing about nature.

Zoehfeld is a former children's book editor and an award-winning author of many books for young people on natural history and scientific topics.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Gr. 2-4. Zoehfeld packs this chapter book with action and dialogue as well as astonishing scientific fact. Jeff's first-person narrative communicates his excitement when he travels with Uncle Roy to the Amazon jungle. Jeff wants to see a jaguar, but his uncle, who directs a natural history museum, wants to find out about butterflies, and he arranges to import pupae for a butterfly garden. Of course, Jeff is terrified when he thinks he even glimpses a jaguar (one picture shows him crouching in the back of a pickup), but the butterflies are thrilling, and meanwhile readers are learning words like metamorphosis, ghostwing, and hairy tarantula. The jungle isn't romanticized, but it's still an exciting place, and the combination of adventure and biology will turn kids on to reading and to science. In fact, this would make a fine read-aloud in science classes. --Hazel Rochman

Table of Contents

1 El Tigrep. 1
2 Down on the Farmp. 6
3 The Jungle at Last!p. 11
4 Ghost Butterfliesp. 22
5 Lost in the Junglep. 29
6 Butterflies at the Wyep. 39

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