If You Take Away the Otter

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Product Details

Price
$17.98  $16.72
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
9.9 X 11.5 X 0.6 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780763689346

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About the Author

Susannah Buhrman-Deever, a biologist with a Ph.D. in animal behavior, is the author of Predator and Prey. In addition to her academic work and writing, she has developed inquiry-based ecology curricula for children. Susannah Buhrman-Deever lives with her family in upstate New York.

Matthew Trueman is the illustrator of several books for children, including In the Past by David Elliott, Hippos Are Huge!by Jonathan London, and One Beetle Too Many by Kathryn Lasky. He lives in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

Reviews

Trueman paints the scene, concentrating on an otter family threatened by formidable harpoons from an abstractly rendered person in a small boat, with a sailing ship in the distance. "People do not always understand at first the changes they cause when they take too much." Sea urchins take over; a page turn reveals a barren landscape. Happily, the story ends well when hunting stops and the otters return...and with them, the kelp forests. A simple but effective look at a keystone species.
--Kirkus Reviews