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After exploring one of the coldest places on Earth, Debbie S. Miller travels to one of the hottest places, to introduce readers to the variety of animals who call the desert home and show the ways they have adapted to survive temperatures as high as 120 degrees. Creatures such as the sand goanna and red kangaroo have fascinating and unique coping mechanisms for keeping it cool at these extreme temperatures. Miller's expert research and accessible writing will captivate readers as Jon Van Zyle's signature illustrations beautifully depict these animals and their desert habitat.

Review:

"In a fascinating companion to Survival at 40 Below (2010), readers visit Australia's Simpson Desert, spending a day (and night) with the animals that can tolerate its punishing temperatures. Readers may be familiar with emus, red kangaroos, and skinks, but plenty of creatures — mulgaras, dunnarts, thorny devils — will be new to adults and children alike. Miller's prose incorporates significant detail about each animal's habits without sacrificing lyricism ('Filling her throat pouch with air, a female emu makes a drumming sound as she strides across the open woodland. She smells water'). Equally evocative are Van Zyle's acrylic paintings, drawn from photographs Miller took on a trip to the desert. Ages 7 — 10. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

After exploring one of the coldest places on Earth, Debbie S. Miller travels to one of the hottest places, to introduce readers to the variety of animals who call the desert home and show the ways they have adapted to survive temperatures as high as 120 degrees. Creatures such as the sand goanna and red kangaroo have fascinating and unique coping mechanisms for keeping it cool at these extreme temperatures. Millers expert research and accessible writing will captivate readers as Jon Van Zyles signature illustrations beautifully depict these animals and their desert habitat.

About the Author

DEBBIE S. MILLER is the author of Survival at 40 Below, an NTSA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book; Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights; The Great Serum Race; and Big Alaska. #LINK<www.debbiemilleralaska.com>#

JON VAN ZYLE is a noted childrens book illustrator and the official artist of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. His recent books include Survival at 40 Below, The Great Serum Race&cedil; and Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights. #LINK<www.jonvanzyle.com>#

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802798138
Author:
Miller, Debbie S.
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Author:
Zyle, Jon Van
Author:
Van Zyle, Jon
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Biology-Zoology
Subject:
Concepts - Seasons
Subject:
Childrens Science
Edition Description:
Picture Book Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Colour Illustrations throughout
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.24 x 8.74 x 0.39 in
Age Level:
from 7 up to 10

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Product details 40 pages Walker Childrens - English 9780802798138 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In a fascinating companion to Survival at 40 Below (2010), readers visit Australia's Simpson Desert, spending a day (and night) with the animals that can tolerate its punishing temperatures. Readers may be familiar with emus, red kangaroos, and skinks, but plenty of creatures — mulgaras, dunnarts, thorny devils — will be new to adults and children alike. Miller's prose incorporates significant detail about each animal's habits without sacrificing lyricism ('Filling her throat pouch with air, a female emu makes a drumming sound as she strides across the open woodland. She smells water'). Equally evocative are Van Zyle's acrylic paintings, drawn from photographs Miller took on a trip to the desert. Ages 7 — 10. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , After exploring one of the coldest places on Earth, Debbie S. Miller travels to one of the hottest places, to introduce readers to the variety of animals who call the desert home and show the ways they have adapted to survive temperatures as high as 120 degrees. Creatures such as the sand goanna and red kangaroo have fascinating and unique coping mechanisms for keeping it cool at these extreme temperatures. Millers expert research and accessible writing will captivate readers as Jon Van Zyles signature illustrations beautifully depict these animals and their desert habitat.
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