A Strange Place to Call Home

By Singer, Marilyn

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978-1-45210-012-0
Publisher
Chronicle


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2012  |  Nonfiction

Gr 4-8–Singer’s poetic celebration of 14 animal species is fascinating, enlightening, and strikingly illustrated. The featured birds, mammals, fish, amphibians, insects, and mollusks have all adapted, over centuries, to life in extreme environments such as ice floes, salt lakes, and pools of oil, where they have found safety from predators and less competition for food. Many of the poems have unique, lilting rhythms; some are written in unusual poetic forms–triolet, cinquain, villanelle, terza rima–others in free verse and varying rhyme schemes. Singe...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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