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Sharks: A Mighty Bite-y History (Hardcover)

Sharks: A Mighty Bite-y History By Miriam Forster, Gordy Wright (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Miriam Forster, Gordy Wright (Illustrator)
$24.99
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Description


Sharks: A Mighty Bite-y History is an epic, oversize nonfiction picture book in the vein of Bees: A Honeyed History—all about sharks and their prehistoric predecessors.
 
Sharks are some of the oldest creatures on the earth (or, rather, in its waters). This epic survey follows sharks from their earliest appearance in the Paleozoic era up through the challenges they face today.
 
Along the way, readers will meet many different sharks from different points in history. They will get an up-close evolutionary look at what makes a shark a shark—like their skin, their teeth, their fins, and more. And they will get a crash course in archeological time, as the book mostly covers prehistoric sharks or modern-day sharks who have been around much longer than humans. Like the hammerhead, who has been patrolling tropical coastlines for more than 20 million years!
 
With lush illustrations from Gordy Wright and meticulous research from author Miriam Forster, Sharks: A Mighty, Bite-y History is sure to delight shark lovers, science fans, and any reader who loves to discover new wonders about the world around them.

About the Author


Miriam Forster loves science, history, and animals, especially the weird prehistoric ones. She’s been a waiter, a barista, a daycare worker, and a bookseller, and she is currently an author of young adult fiction and a fact checker for children’s books. Her books include Sharks: A Mighty Bite-y History. Forster lives in Oregon with her husband, child, and a grumpy old cat.

Praise For…


"Throughout the timeline are “Toolbox” asides, which creatively signal the behaviors, anatomical features, and adaptations that contributed to a group’s survival. Wright’s illustrations of sharks swimming through their watery habitats provide lots of details to observe; the creatures’ rounded, cartoonlike eyes imbue them with personality." 
— The Horn Book Magazine


Product Details
ISBN: 9781419747731
ISBN-10: 1419747738
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 10th, 2022
Pages: 80
Language: English