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Plant Tricksters
ISBN: 9780531122785
Author: Halfmann, Janet
Publisher: Children's Press(CT)
Published: September 2003
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Annotation: The plant and fungus kingdoms are richly diverse and filled with fascinating organisms. This series covers both basic and little-known facts about plant and fungus biology, including reproduction, structure, and species variation. Readers learn about unusual species and their habitats, as well as threats to their existence. Also covered are the ways in which plants and fungi are important in human life--as medicines, sources of food and clothing, and items of unsurpassed beauty.
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Physical Information: 0.41" H x 9.50" L x 8.20" W 64 pages
Bargain Category: Science, Non-Fiction, Middle School, Upper Elementary
 
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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2004 April)
Gr 3-6-These selections explore many of the amazing, disgusting, and destructive species of plants that populate the world. From the stinky dead horse arum that attracts blowflies by emitting a putrid odor to the broad baobab tree once used as an Australian jailhouse, these overviews offer students plants worthy of investigation. Large, brightly colored close-up photos ranging from beautiful to bizarre are nicely placed to support the well-written narratives. Each chapter begins with a catchy opening that's likely to entice students to continue reading. Although the discussions sometimes slow down under the weight of instruction, the authors attempt to enliven the subject matter with graphic imagery and interesting facts. Clear, logically described contents and headings will lead young researchers to desired information. Overall, these titles will best suit students writing science reports or libraries seeking to enhance their botany collections.-Jenna Miller, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.