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Death Eaters: Nature's Decomposers and Scavengers

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"An in-depth look at the science of decomposition, Death Eaters showcases how and why living things are recycled by the planet and its creatures after death."--
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Published August 1st 2018 by Millbrook Press
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Jen
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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The cover is what grabbed my attention. The information in-between the covers kept it. The older I get, the more I realize I know NOTHING and books like this always re-inforce that realization and help to make me learn just a little bit more than I did before I read the book.

The part about the blowflies made me gag, not going to lie. I HATE flies and that was kind of ew, but also interesting to know. I had no idea that skunks and squirrels ate carrion, I thought it was just vultures and bugs, wi
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
When I saw the cover of this book, I thought it would be a good one for boys. I am always looking for ways to entice boys to read and what better way than animals that eat dead stuff. Death Eaters: Meet Nature's Scavengers by Kelly Milner Halls is a middle grade nonfiction book that shows a lot about decomposition and the many animals that assist with that.

This book is not a fun read, but the subject matter is fascinating, and important. Death eaters come in all shapes and sizes, live on land,
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Sue
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The title and cover of Death Eaters definitely catch the eye., but what about what's inside? One word - AMAZING! I was worried this would be one of those books with big type and sensational pictures, but not much substance. This book is filled with facts that educates the reader of the necessity of scavengers for the benefit of all of us. Information is presented in a matter of fact way with the science being front and center. Students will appreciate this book for its interesting subject matter ...more
Melissa Mcavoy
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating and comprehensive, well illustrated and designed nonfiction text that explores all the creatures, microbes, bacteria and plants that recycle the dead, turning. Thanks to them our planet is not a death littered wasteland.
Anne
Feb 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Read it. Peppered with random interesting facts about scavengers (and just what are scavengers: squirrels!) like a Greenland shark choking on moose. Good pictures. More and more gruesome perhaps?
Becky
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesomely gross but interesting.
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Death Eaters: Meet Nature's Scavengers by Kelly Milner Halls is a middle grade nonfiction book that gives an in depth look at decomposition. Many animals eat the dead. In fact, these creatures make up Earth’s most important cleanup crew. As a vital part of nature’s circle of life, scavengers feed on the bodies of the dead to keep our planet free from death’s debris. These death eaters come in all sizes—from tiny flies to massive bears and sharks! Meet more creatures who live by eating the dead i ...more
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Kelly Milner Halls specializes in high interest, well researched nonfiction for young readers. Her books include TALES OF THE CRYPTIDS, SAVING THE BAGHDAD ZOO, IN SEARCH OF SASQUATCH and ALIEN INVESTIGATION. But she is also an avid YA fan and loves realistic fiction including GIRL MEETS BOY, the anthology she edited for Chronicle (January 2012). Her first short story is in that anthology. She hope ...more