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Title:
Outside and inside giant squid
Author:
Markle, Sandra.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Walker & Company, 2003.
Physical Description:
35 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm
Summary:
Describes the inner and outer workings of giant squids, enormous deep-sea creatures that have never been seen alive, discussing their diet, anatomy, and reproduction.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
920 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.5 0.5 75432.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.9 4 Quiz: 34442 Guided reading level: Q.
ISBN:
9780802788726

9780802788733
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Explore the eerie world of giant squid, a creature never yet seen alive!

Plunge into the darkest depths of the ocean and discover some of the strangest, most mysterious creatures on earth: giant squid. These amazing animals have eyes as large as volleyballs, can be as long as a city bus, and may weigh up to a ton. Without living specimens, scientists have only been able to study the dead bodies of giant squid that have washed ashore or been found by fishermen and compare them with the Architeuthis dux's nearly 500 smaller relatives. These mysterious behemoths are just as strange as more commonly seen squid, only their oddities are giant-sized. With beaks, suckers, three hearts, eight arms, and rubbery bodies made almost entirely of muscle, squid are among the most fascinating inhabitants of the ocean's deep. With rare and remarkable photographs and crystalline prose, Sandra Markle illuminates the world of these incredible creatures.


Author Notes

Sandra Markle is a former elementary school science teacher who has written more than fourdozen nonfiction books for children. The books in her popular Outside and Inside series have earned several starred reviews and awards including an ALA Notable, an NCTE Best Book of the Year, and NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books. Sandra lives with her husband, in New Zealand.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3-5. From its mammoth size (57 feet; 1,980 pounds) to its ability to taste with its tentacles, dozens of fascinating facts are revealed about Archieteuthis, one of the ocean's most mysterious inhabitants. Markle, who notes that scientists have been unable to study the creature close-up because of the depths of its habitat, explains how forensic evidence gathered from giant squid washed ashore and information about more common squid have allowed researchers to get a clearer picture of this mighty aquatic wonder. Especially appealing is the idea that, when direct data are not available, scientific conclusions can be arrived at through inference and comparison. Although there are no size-relational illustrations, the book, like the rest of Markle's Outside and Inside series, benefits from its color photos. The volume is a treasure trove of facts sure to intrigue budding biologists and the merely curious to an equal degree. --Terry Glover Copyright 2003 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-This fascinating introduction to the giant squid (Architeuthis dux), which has never been seen alive, discusses what scientists have been able to determine about its diet, anatomy, and reproduction by studying dead specimens and the species' 500 smaller relatives. Exceptional full-color photos accompany the clear and concise text that often quotes researchers from the Smithsonian and around the world. Scientific words are highlighted in red and are further described in the glossary, which also includes a pronunciation guide. A first purchase due to the high quality of presentation as well as the absence of other titles on the subject.-Doris Losey, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, Tampa, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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