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Galapagos" Means "Tortoises

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In verse that sings with lively cadences and rollicking rhymes, award-winning author-illustrator Ruth Heller has captured the spirit and antics of twelve of the Galapagos Islands' most unusual and fascinating creatures. This lavishly illustrated gallery showcases the giant tortoises for which the islands were named, as well as sea lions, both land and marine iguanas, Sally ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published May 21st 2003 by Turtleback Books (first published August 1st 2000)
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Shanna Gonzalez
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Galapagos Means "Tortoises" is a captivating collection of poems devoted to the animals found on the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador. There are well-written, accessible poems describing the characteristics of giant tortoises, blue- and red-footed boobies, iguanas, crabs, sea lions, flamingos, and Darwin's famous finches. These are all illustrated with wonderfully engaging pictures that present a close-up view of each animal.

This excellent read-aloud is both informational and entertain
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Author and illustration with a passionate interest in Korean culture. She lives with her husband in San Francisco, California.
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