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What is a Marsupial? (The Science of Living Things) [Paperback]

By Bobbie Kalman (Author) & Heather Levigne (Author)
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Item description for What is a Marsupial? (The Science of Living Things) by Bobbie Kalman & Heather Levigne...

Marsupials are the only mammals that have a pouch on their body in which they carry their young. "What is a Marsupial" describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of the main types of marsupials and the differences--including reproduction, gestation, and birth--between them and placental mammals. Full color.

Publishers Description
The Science of Living Things series helps children understand that they are as connected to trees, rocks, and weather as the animals that live outdoors This important series helps define the basic concept of life and investigates the incredible world of living things. Each book explores a basic scientific concept or animal using:
-- easy-to-understand text
-- clearly labeled diagrams
-- exciting, full-color photographs

Marsupials are the only mammals that have a pouch on their body in which they carry their young. Most of these amazing animals live in Australia, where they have adapted to the harsh conditions of life in the outback. In What is a Marsupial? children will learn astounding facts about marsupials, including:
-- the important differences between marsupials and placentals
-- how kangaroos, koalas, wombats, Tasmanian devils, opossums, and bilbies are related
-- how marsupials reproduce and raise their young
-- the ways in which they hunt and feed
-- why some marsupials are in danger

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What is a Marsupial? (The Science of Living Things) by Bobbie Kalman & Heather Levigne has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • School Library Journal - 11/01/2000 page 144

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Crabtree Publishing Company
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.37" Width: 8.33" Height: 0.07"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 31, 1999
Publisher   Crabtree Publishing Company
Age  7-13
ISBN  0865059551  
ISBN13  9780865059559  

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More About Bobbie Kalman & Heather Levigne

Bobbie Kalman Bobbie Kalman is the award-winning author of more than 400 non-fiction books. She established herself as a leading author in children’s non-fiction in the 1980’s and 90’s with two acclaimed series about pioneer life, The Early Settler Life Series (15 titles) and The Historic Communities Series (31 titles), both published by Crabtree Publishing. She has created many of Crabtree’s most popular series, which also include The Native Nations of North America Series (19 titles), The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures Series (93 titles), and The Science of Living Things Series (32 titles), among others.

Born in Hungary in 1947, Bobbie and her family escaped to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. A former teacher, Bobbie Kalman taught at both the elementary and secondary levels. She also spent several years working as an educational consultant for several publishing companies. Bobbie holds degrees in English, Psychology, and Education. She is married and has four children and three grandchildren.

Although best known for her non-fiction, Bobbie’s newest book is autobiographical. Released in September, 2006, Refugee Child is the account of Bobbie and her family’s escape from Hungary when she was just nine years old. Written to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution in October of 2006, the book is told from the perspective of a young girl.

Bobbie Kalman was born in 1947.

Bobbie Kalman has published or released items in the following series...
  1. ABCs of the Natural World
  2. Alphabasics
  3. Animal Family Adventures
  4. Colonial People
  5. Crabapples
  6. Crabtree Visual Dictionaries
  7. Earth's Endangered Animals (Paperback)
  8. Historic Communities (Paperback)
  9. Introducing Habitats
  10. It's Fun to Learn about Baby Animals (Paperback)
  11. Lands, Peoples, & Cultures (Paperback)
  12. Life Cycle of A...(Paperback)
  13. Life in the Old West
  14. Native Nations of North America (Paperback)
  15. Nature's Changes
  16. Science of Living Things (Paperback)
  17. Sports in Action (Paperback)
  18. Spotlight on My Country
  19. Vehicles on the Move

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > General > Nonfiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Mammals > Nonfiction
5Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Zoology
6Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8

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Intro to Marsupials  Jan 3, 2007
This was purchased to be used at at zoo when we first got kangaroos.
It was a good book and everyone, all ages, found it interesting. The
photos are good and made these unusual animals a lot easier to explain.

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