Animal Myths

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Animal Myths
Sometimes stories are told so often that people begin believing them even though they are not true. If enough people believe these untrue stories, they are called myths. Do you know what’s true or not? Do porcupines really throw their quills? Can someone be as blind as a bat? Are snakes slimy or do opossums hang by their tails? And just how much wood can a woodchuck chuck? Learn what’s true and what’s not in the latest addition to Mary Holland’s Animal Anatomy and Adaptation series.

Written by Mary Holland
32 pg, 8.5 x 10, Ages 5-9, Grades 1-4
Paperback 9781643519814 $11.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781638172611 $11.95  
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Keywords:   animal adaptations, physical adaptations, animal anatomy & adaptations
Animals in the book:   porcupine, striped skunk, bat, American toad, calico pennant dragonfly, woodchuck, chipping sparrow nestlings, Dekay’s brownsnake, snapping turtle, barn owl, black bears, Virginia opossum, tri-colored bumble bee, and humans
Vetters:   Thanks to the staff and volunteers at Cedar Bog Nature Preserve for verifying the information in this book.


Author/Illustrator Info:

Mary Holland is a naturalist, nature photographer, columnist, and award-winning author with a life-long passion for natural history. After graduating from the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources, Mary worked as a naturalist at the Museum of the Hudson Highlands in New York state, directed the state-wide Environmental Learning for the Future program for the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, worked as a resource naturalist for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and designed and presented her own "Knee-High Nature Programs" for libraries and elementary schools throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.

Her children's books with Arbordale include Animal Tracks and Traces, Animal Homes, Otis the Owl, Ferdinand Fox's First Summer (NSTA / CBC Most Outstanding Science Trade Book and Moonbeam Children's Book Award), The Beavers' Busy Year, Yodel the Yearling, Animal Skins, Animal Ears, Animal Tails, Animal Noses, Animal Eyes, Animal Legs, and Animal Mouths (NSTA / CBC Most Outstanding Science Trade Book). Mary's book Naturally Curious: a Photographic Field Guide and Month-by-Month Journey Through the Fields, Woods and Marshes of New England won the 2011 National Outdoor Book Award for the Nature Guidebook category. Naturally Curious Day by Day was published in 2016. Mary lives in Vermont with her lab, Greta. Visit Mary's blog at Naturally Curious with Mary Holland.


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