Hungry Plants

Hungry Plants Cover

Hungry Plants

By Mary Batten; Paul Mirocha (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375825330, 48pp.

Publication Date: February 24, 2004

Description
This book offers readers a bug s-eye view into the strange and fascinating world of carnivorous plants. From the jaws of the Venus flytrap to the pretty sundew plant whose delicate tentacles entrap its prey, the unique anatomy and behaviors of meat-eating plants are detailed with clear, engaging text and art.


About the Author
Helen Doss has been a writer and an internationally known advocate for adoptive families for more than fifty years. She has published numerous articles in such national periodicals as American Girl and Reader's Digest, and is the author of thirteen books, including All the Children of the World and Really Real Family and the coauthor (with Carl Doss) of If You Adopt a Child. She lives with her husband Roger Reed in Yuba City, California. Mary Battenfeld is Associate Professor of Humanities at Wheelock College. She is the author of several articles on teaching and multicultural literature, and the mother of two children adopted from India. She lives in the Boston area.

Paul Mirocha is the artist in residence at Tumamoc Hill. Mirocha has illustrated numerous books, including work by Gary Paul Nabhan and BarbaraKingsolver. Mirocha is the winner of multiple awards, including those fromthe Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and the Arizona Commission on the Arts.