This blog contains reviews and comments on children's books which I own, have read, and would like to share. I look for books at markets and opportunity shops. They are cleaned up, covered and read. Then I take them to the classroom for students to read. Students can borrow the books at any time. Many books are also from my personal library, especially the Youth Fiction. Students can preview some of them on this blog. Now, I am also on the lookout for great new releases for my grandson Archie.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Great Creatures of Mystery by Jan Fortman
Great Creatures of Mystery by Jan Fortmanwas published in 1977, and although some of the information is a little dated, it is still an interesting read. The opening chapter focuses on the San Clemente Monster which apparently fishermen first sighted off the island of San Clemente, off the Californian coast around 1900. It then briefly introduces the topics of the preceding chapters, animals of mystery: lemmings' mad race to nowhere, the great salmon journey, whales who beach themselves, insectivorous plants, and finally, the great caribou migration.
The San Clemente Monster
There are illustrations by James Warhola, Lynn Sweat and illustrations courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.
Black and white, and colour photographs are also scattered throughout the text.