Alien Invaders

Species That Threaten Our World

By Jane Drake; Ann Love; Mark Thurman (Illustrator)
(Tundra Books (NY), Hardcover, 9780887767982, 56pp.)

Publication Date: April 8, 2008

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Description
From killer toads, feral felines, and brown tree snakes to multiple invaders in Lake Victoria and the Great Lakes, Alien Invaders focuses on wave after wave of invaders that affect our ecosystems and the side-effects of climate change and modern global travel on our world today. Environmentalists and coauthors Jane Drake and Ann Love present the concepts of endangered species and biodiversity in this informative look at alien invaders and how they impact our world. From the days of sailing ships and shipboard rats to the fungus that sparked the Irish potato famine to the beautiful but deadly purple loosestrife strangling native wetlands, they examine extinctions and endangerments directly attributable to these alien invaders. Learn where the invaders originated, how they traveled, where they settled, what they displaced, why the invaded natural system was vulnerable, and what can be done. Kids can determine if they themselves are invaders or savers and how they can help.
This exploration of a timely topic, coupled with the lively detailed illustrations of Toronto artist Mark Thurman, inspire kids and adults alike to be more observant and protective of our natural world.



About the Author
Jane Drake and Ann Love are sisters and co-authors of many bestselling books for children, including Kids and Grandparents: An Activity Book and The Kids Summer Cottage Book. They live in southern Ontario.

Ann Love, with her co-author and sister Jane Drake, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works always have an environmental flavor. Ann lives in the Toronto area.

MARK THURMAN is a writer and ilustrator living half the year in Toronto and the other half in Owen Sound, Ontario. He has written and illustrated over 25 books for children, including the series "Douglas the Elephant."


Praise For Alien Invaders

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“This history of things sweet and sugary is a yummy feast. The prose is chatty and inviting. There are great explanations of such matters as the history of honey production and the chemistry of sugar. Sweet! is one tasty treat.” — School Library Journal

“… reading [this] book is a little like dipping into a grab bag from the candy store: the experience is fun, varied, and relatively cheap, considering the pleasure it gives.” — Quill & Quire starred review

Praise for Trash Action: A Fresh Look at Garbage:
“One of the very best things about this very good book is that it doesn’t preach; it will encourage and empower readers of all ages.…” — The Globe and Mail

“If you have a young eco-warrior living in your house — or you want to help create one — this is the book.” — Today’s Parent, Toronto

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