Think of an Eel Big Book: Read and Wonder (Paperback)

Read and Wonder

By Karen Wallace, Mike Bostock (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763624705, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 26, 2004

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Description

Both poetic and scientifically accurate, THINK OF AN EEL relates the little-known lifestyle of a most intriguing fish.

In graceful verse that matches the rhythm of an eel's movement, THINK OF AN EEL relates the little-known lifestyle of a most intriguing fish. Children follow an eel from the day he is born, deep in the Sargasso Sea, to his years spent in the ocean, then join him on a trip up a freshwater river and return with him back to the sea, where he has his offspring. Fluid watercolor illustrations depict the sea and river setting in a story as captivating as it is true.


About the Author

Karen Wallace has spent time fishing in the rivers of Ireland. She says she didni1/2t see eels very often, but "when I did, I couldni1/2t get over how extraordinary they were." Mike Bostock remembers catching eels as a child. "But reading the text was an education for me," he says. "I had no idea they went through so many changes."
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