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"On Resource Link's "Best of 2008" List" Along Florida's coast, people board up their homes and the animals head inland. A hurricane is bearing down on the coast. When it reaches land, howling winds uproots trees and homes with equal ease. A storm surge devastates the town. Then, after the eerie quiet of the hurricane's eye, the winds howl again, toppling structures that...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 15th 2008 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside
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Emily Mclendon
This book was a wonderful mix of story and information. It details how many animals and people deal with severe weather. In the illustrations there are insets that show more detail about the animals in the picture. At the end of the book there are pages with more academic language, not in story form, along with diagrams of the mangrove environment. Because of the variety of ways the information is presented, I think the book could be suitable for younger or older grades. I would use this book as...more
An exemplary book on a tough topic for young readers.
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After a number of years working as a biologist Celia decided to go back to school to train as a scientific illustrator. She completed the diploma course at the Ontario College of Art and an illustrated Master’s thesis in zoology at the University of Toronto, and began work as a freelance artist, illustrating textbooks and scientific papers.

In 2004, after many years of living in Toronto, Celia and...more
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